Bean Hollow Pebble Beach

Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California.

Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California. Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California.
Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California. Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California.
Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California. Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California.
Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California. Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California.
Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California. Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California.
Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California. Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California.

Bean Hollow Pebble Beach, a purple rock based beach near Pescadero, California.

Have you ever been to the same place twice and had a totally new experienced the second time around? We visited a local beach that we had been to before, but not explored much beyond hte sand. It’s called Bean Hollow State Beach and it’s closed to Pescadero, California. Now there’s Bean Hollow State Beach and there’s Bean Hollow State Beach, if you know what I mean. These two beaches may share the same name and reside in the same recreational area, but there’s quite a difference between the two. Bean Hollow Pebble Beach is on the very Northern tip of Bean Hollow State Beach and is a world apart from it’s sandy cove cousin.

Bean Hollow Pebble Beach is a small cove that at first glance almost looks like purple sand. Wear your shoes down, because this beach is actually made of pebbles that range in a a multitude of jewel-toned hues and can be quite sharp to the bare foot. They likely won’t cut you, but they feel more like an uncomfortable foot massage. We enjoyed a cool day here finding rocks of all types, sizes, and colors, as well as many shells. We gathered all of our favorites for a photo and left them to remain a part of the local ecosystem, as they should remain.

Bean Hollow
11000 Cabrillo Highway
Pescadero, California 94060

Have you been to a beach that was rocky instead of sandy? Where is it?

5 thoughts on “Bean Hollow Pebble Beach

  1. You captured the beach so well! Looks like a great way to spend a Summer weekend! XO

    Anna || alilyloveaffair.com

  2. That is amazing! One part all sand, and the other part all pebbles! Two different beach materials on the same strip. I would love to explore the part with pebbles. Your photo looks so good. There are so many pretty little stones. I am happy that you only took a photo and returned the pebbles to the shore. You set a good example to help maintain the ecosystem.

  3. I was not sure what to expect when I read the title of this post. Bean Hollow Pebble Beach. As I scrolled through and looked at your gorgeous pictures, I finally came across the picture that describes it so well. What a beautiful place to visit!

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