HMB: Bean Hollow State Beach

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Bean Hollow State Beach features fishing, picnicking and beachcombing. Visitors can explore tide pools with anemones, crab, sea urchins and other marine inhabitants. The beach also has a self-guided nature trail. Swimming is dangerous because of cold water, rip currents and heavy surf. (

We were invited to a birthday celebration at Bean Hollow Beach-it’s a leisurely way to spend an afternoon. This is at the south end of the mile long beach.

Walk up the trail through the coastal scrub the rocky bluff area:

Cool sandy rock formations:

This one looks like a reptile’s face:


Rocky shore-heavy surf:

Tide pool areas:

Views of Pescadero valley from the ridge on Bean Hollow Rd:

This is a great place to have family & friends get together for a BBQ or picnic at the beach. Bring your beach blanket, chairs and plenty of food & drinks to idle the day away. There’s plenty of activities for the kids-sand toys can keep them busy for hours on end. Dogs will enjoy the walk on the Arroyo de los Frijoles Trail; it goes along the coastal bluff from the north beach area to the south beach area and vice versa. While you’re at it-relax and simply enjoy the views!

Location: On the San Mateo Coast, Bean Hollow is 17.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and three miles south of Pescadero on Highway One.
Free parking-picnic tables
Dog Friendly
Porta-potties-NO WATER

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