This scenic slice of San Mateo coastline three miles south of Pescadero is composed of two accessible dents of waterfront — Bean Hollow and Pebble Beaches—connected by a mile-long nature trail along the coast.
The Bean Hollow area includes two sheltered, sandy coves separated by a rocky point, while the Pebble Beach area encompasses tide pools and a shoreline composed of colorful, water-tossed pebbles. Swimming is dangerous here, but leashed dogs are welcome and the scenery is hard to beat. It’s also a great spot for beachcombing, picnicking and photography. Just a word of advice: the parking lot can fill up quickly on weekends, so it pays to come early!