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Bean Hollow State Beach

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Bean Hollow is a small cove amongst the eroding headlands along the coast north of Pigeon Point. The park features many tide-pool areas in eroding bedrock. The bedrock consists of sandstone and conglomerate beds of the Cretaceous Pigeon Point Formation.

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This is a zoomed-in view of a wave cut tide channel in the intertidal zone.
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This is another view of the same tide channel.
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This view is looking south toward the headlands of Pigeon Point in the distance.
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Rocks just offshore are typically covered with sea life.
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This is a zoomed-in view of the rocks in the image above.
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Bean Hollow has a number of small protected coves that are ideal for tide-pool viewing.
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Last modified 11/24/2003