We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Bean Hollow State Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 11000 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero, CA 94060-9763
Phone Number: +1 650-879-2170
Website
Description:

Located on the scenic San Mateo Coast, this popular beach features a...

Located on the scenic San Mateo Coast, this popular beach features a self-guided nature trail plus many opportunities for fishing, picnicking and beachcombing.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 51 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fun place to walk the beach

An easy accessible beach be careful at high tide most of beach gone then and sleeper waves great place to just sit and watch the ocean and look for whales

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
rnprofessr
,
Gridley
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 48: English reviews
Gridley
Level Contributor
231 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An easy accessible beach be careful at high tide most of beach gone then and sleeper waves great place to just sit and watch the ocean and look for whales

Helpful?
Thank rnprofessr
Belmont, California
Level Contributor
102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

You will really enjoy and appreciarpte your time at this spot just south of Pescadero along highway 1. It is a small stop and you walk along the beach or walk to the shore at "Pebble Beach" with 1,000s of small pebbles. Your kids will super enjoy the beach, pebbles and bubbly surf while climbing the rocks and sand. You... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bob S
Santa Cruz, CA
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This beach is in Pescadero is a perfect distance for feeling like a true day getaway for Santa Cruzans and other bay area city dwellers alike. The south entrance to the beach park has a nice sandy beach in a small cove. Tide pools abound and there is a trail along the cliff that you can walk to take you... More 

Helpful?
Thank itsmatthewsb
Woodinville, Washington
Level Contributor
327 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

It's hard to go wrong with beaches in California along Highway 1. This is another great place to stop and walk the beach, wade in the water, watch a sunset or have a picnic. Worth a stop.

Helpful?
Thank Brin651
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Windy.. Very windy but great photos. Bathrooms available, limited parking spaces. Popular spot for travelers & locals alike.

Helpful?
Thank SusheOne1
Centreville, Virginia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

A very unique coastal wonder along the Pacific Coast Highway. A beautiful coastline of rocks with cavities worn by the wind and wave. The cavities are filled with pebbles that make up much of the beach. There are also substantial tidal pools where you can find all kinds of small marine life. This is not a beach for sunning but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert H
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

We love this beach! It is quiet, has picnic tables, restrooms, and tide pools. We visit Bean Hollow and Pescadero on the same day. The rock formations are really interesting and it is fun to look for little critters in the tide pools. Easy access to the beach.

Helpful?
Thank Diana R
Truckee, California
Level Contributor
435 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

there is a road side pull out for parking, maybe 20 cars. short steps down to the beach. Because of the configuration of the land and rocks, billions of stones wash up here are tumbled by the waves. They come in all colors, are polished and about the side of a jelly belly jelly bean or smaller. A lot of... More 

Helpful?
Thank calsun99
Henderson, Nevada
Level Contributor
224 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

A lovely walk along the cliffs with crashing waves, great wildflowers. Long pants recommended since there is the usual poison oak. It's very picturesque, one of our faves.

Helpful?
Thank Leslie F
West Menlo Park, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We went on a Saturday afternoon to explore and eat lunch. There was parking available. There is a one toilet pit style restroom. On one side there was a small trail with a couple of picnic tables where we sat and watched the waves crash on the big rocks out in the ocean sending large sprays of white water into... More 

Helpful?
Thank wawa1910

Travelers who viewed Bean Hollow State Beach also viewed

 

Been to Bean Hollow State Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bean Hollow State Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?