Bean Hollow SB

State Beach

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.

Location - Directions

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.

Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing

The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.


Dogs are permitted and must be controlled with a leash of no more than six feet at all times.

Please, NO beach fires are allowed.

Please refrain from removing shells, driftwood, and other natural beach features.  Fireworks are prohibited.

Permits are required for all events and weddings.  For permit information contact: San Mateo Sector Office (650) 726-8819.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Day-use Area 8:00am to Sunset

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (650) 726-8819

  • Region

    San Francisco Bay Area


    San Mateo

  • Purchase Annual Passes