Bean Hollow State Beach

Bean Hollow State Beach

Hwy 101 at Bean Hollow Rd.
Pescadero, California 94060
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Local Phone: (650) 726-8819

CA state park logoThis is one of the best dog-friendly beaches on the San Mateo coast. If the lot is full, there's also street parking and access north of the main lot, in a less crowded area.

The 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.

While you're near Pescadero, stop at Duarte's for some pie and soup!

• Length: 1.5 miles round trip
• Difficulty: Easy
• Open to: Hikers, ADA, dogs on leash, equestrians, bicyclists
• Please remember to Leave Only Paw Prints™

For directions, click on Visit Website on the top of the page or use the DogTrekker mobile app.

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