Bean Hollow State Beach

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Bean Hollow State Beach
Bean Hollow State Beach 2003.jpg
Map showing the location of Bean Hollow State Beach
Map showing the location of Bean Hollow State Beach
Map showing the location of Bean Hollow State Beach
Map showing the location of Bean Hollow State Beach
Location San Mateo County, California, USA
Nearest city Pescadero, California
Coordinates 37°13′33″N 122°24′32″W / 37.22583°N 122.40889°W / 37.22583; -122.40889Coordinates: 37°13′33″N 122°24′32″W / 37.22583°N 122.40889°W / 37.22583; -122.40889
Area 44 acres (18 ha)
Established 1958
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

Bean Hollow State Beach is a beach in the state park system of California, USA. It is located in San Mateo County near Pescadero. The beach offers 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.[1] Swimming is dangerous because of cold water, rip currents, heavy surf and sharks. Bean Hollow is 17.5 miles (28.2 km) south of Half Moon Bay and 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Pescadero on State Route 1.[2] The 44-acre (18 ha) property was acquired by the state in 1958.[3]


Named after Cañada del Frijol which was applied in the 1840s. The English term was in use by 1861.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Clifford, Jim (November 21, 2017). "Before Martins Beach, there was Pebble Beach". The Daily Journal. San Mateo Daily Journal. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bean Hollow SB". California State Parks. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  3. ^ "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks: 30. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  4. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 29. ISBN 0520213165. 

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