Day-use Area 8:00am to Sunset
Bean Hollow State Beach
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California State Parks Backpacking Adventures offers naturalist-led backpacking trips through the Santa Cruz Mountains each summer. Online registration opens February 1 at 9am.
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.
Basic Park Information
DOGS are permitted and must be controlled with a leash of no more than six feet at all times.
BEACH FIRES are not allowed.
COLLECTING is prohibited. 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.
Wedding & Special Events Permits:
Film & Photography Permits:
For information on obtaining these permits please contact the park directly.
DRONES are not allowed in the park. To protect wildlife and cultural resources, and for the safety and welfare of visitors and staff, the park is closed to the use of Model Aircraft, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Gliders in flight.