Bean Hollow State Beach

Bean Hollow State Beach is a beach in the state park system of California, USA. It is located in San Mateo County near Pescadero. The beach offers 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.[1] Swimming is dangerous because of cold water, rip currents, heavy surf and sharks. Bean Hollow is 17.5 miles (28.2 km) south of Half Moon Bay and 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Pescadero on State Route 1.[2] The 44-acre (18 ha) property was acquired by the state in 1958.[3]

Bean Hollow State Beach
Bean Hollow State Beach 2003
Map showing the location of Bean Hollow State Beach
Map showing the location of Bean Hollow State Beach
Map showing the location of Bean Hollow State Beach
Map showing the location of Bean Hollow State Beach
LocationSan Mateo County, California, USA
Nearest cityPescadero, California
Coordinates37°13′33″N 122°24′32″W / 37.22583°N 122.40889°WCoordinates: 37°13′33″N 122°24′32″W / 37.22583°N 122.40889°W
Area44 acres (18 ha)
Governing bodyCalifornia Department of Parks and Recreation


Named after Cañada del Frijol which was applied in the 1840s. The English term was in use by 1861.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Clifford, Jim (November 21, 2017). "Before Martins Beach, there was Pebble Beach". The Daily Journal. San Mateo Daily Journal. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Bean Hollow SB". California State Parks. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  3. ^ "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks: 30. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  4. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 29. ISBN 0520213165.

External links

List of California state parks

This is a list of parks, historic resources, reserves and recreation areas in the California State Parks system.

List of beaches in California

This list of California beaches is a list of beaches that are situated along the coastline of the State of California, USA.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a US Federally protected marine area offshore of California's Big Sur and central coast. It is the largest US national marine sanctuary and has a shoreline length of 276 miles (444 km) stretching from just north of the Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco to Cambria in San Luis Obispo County. Supporting one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems, it is home to numerous mammals, seabirds, fishes, invertebrates and plants in a remarkably productive coastal environment. The MBNMS was established in 1992 for the purpose of resource protection, research, education, and public use.

Rancho Butano

Rancho Butano was a 4,439-acre (17.96 km2) Mexican land grant in present-day San Mateo County, California given in 1838 by Governor Juan Alvarado and confirmed in 1844 by Governor Manuel Micheltorena to Ramona Sanchez. The name Butano can be traced back to 1816. It speculated that Californios called a drinking cup made from the horn of a bull or other animal a butano. A First American origin is possible but has not been established. At one time, the grant was in Santa Cruz County 1850-1868; a boundary adjustment transferred the land to San Mateo County. The grant extended along the Pacific coast between Rancho Pescadero and Rancho Punta del Año Nuevo, with Butano Creek on the north to Arroyo de los Frijoles (Creek of the Beans) on the south, and encompassed present-day Bean Hollow State Beach and Butano State Park.

San Mateo County, California

San Mateo County ( SAN mə-TAY-oh), officially the County of San Mateo, is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 718,451. The county seat is Redwood City.San Mateo County is included in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif. Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is part of the San Francisco Bay Area, the nine counties bordering San Francisco Bay. It covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula. San Francisco International Airport is located at the northern end of the county, and Silicon Valley begins at the southern end. The county's built-up areas are mostly suburban with some areas being very urban, and are home to several corporate campuses.

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