Bean Hollow State Beach is located in Pescadero, California. It is operated by the California Department of Park and Recreation. Activities at the beach include fishing, picnicking and beachcombing; there are tide pools with anemones and other marine inhabitants.
The beach also features a self-guided nature trail. Swimming is not recommended at the beach due to the dangerous rip currents and heavy surf, the water is also very cold. Dogs are allowed at the beach, they must be on a controlled leash at all times and no further away then six feet from their owner. Fires are not permitted at the beach due to safety concerns and possible damage to the area.
It is asked that visitors do not remove any shells, driftwood or other natural features from the beach to preserve the natural habitat of the beach. Fireworks are also not permitted at the beach. The weather at the beach can change very quickly, it is recommended to dress and bring clothes for any possible weather change.
Bean Hollow state beach is a great beach to visit to spend the day exploring the tide pools spread out in the sun and relax without being interrupted. It is not a beach to visit if visitors are wishing to spend the day swimming. There are areas with a couple of picnic tables located on the grassy area which groups congregate for a picnic and to enjoy some beach games.