Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, Pescadero

#4 of 7 in Parks in Pescadero
Pescadero State Beach is alongside State Route 1, located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 1.5 miles west of the city of Pescadero in San Mateo County, California.
The beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities. Across the highway is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular spot for bird watchers and other naturalists.
Three separate parking areas/units: North Pescadero, Middle/Central Pescadero, and South Pescadero. Of the three only North Pescadero has a self-registered parking fee. Considered a self-registered fee area, there is a kiosk which is staffed during summer months. Mile long beach, connects to northern beaches (depends on tide levels - be careful): Pomponio State Beach and San Gregorio State Beach. Nature preserve. The reserve is a refuge for blue heron, kite, deer, raccoon, fox, skunk, barn swallow, and weasel. Changing weather. Always bring a jacket. No dogs on beach. No camping. No beach fires. Includes hiking trails and easy access to the beach. Also hosts a natural marsh and wetlands to the south-east of North Pescadero and the north-east of Middle Pescadero.
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  • This beach is so unusual and worth a stop. It has so many cool pebbles and so different from any beach I’ve ever seen. Make sure and take you flip flops off and walk in the pebbles. They feel...  more »
  • We've stopped here a few times while visiting Half Moon Bay, and making our trips out to Pescadaro. This is a small little gem of natural wonder. Please don't take any of the pebbles -- just photos...  more »
  • One of the most unique beaches in the world. Pebble beach, tide pools and incredible rock formations. Great for photographers and nature enthusiasts. Not the best for simply sunbathing.
  • Great place to visit. Anazing rock formations. Worth spending time take your kids too. The beach is full of large and small sized pebbles - very colorful. Though you are not supposed to pick them - lot of people collect them and make jewelry out of these. Walking on them is like a foot massage. Feels good. I would love to do it everyday if I get a chance.

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