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.
11000 Cabrillo Highway
Pescadero, California 94060
Have you been to a beach that was rocky instead of sandy? Where is it?