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Bean Hollow State Beach Reviews and Ratings

(San Mateo, USA)

Visitor reviews of Bean Hollow State Beach surf break

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Bean Hollow State Beach Ratings

Overall: 2.8. Based on 2 votes. Vote

Quality on a good day: 2.0

(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).

Consistency of Surf: 2.0

(1: Bean Hollow State Beach is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).

Difficulty Level: 1.0

(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).

Water Quality: 2.0

(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).

Crowds: 4.0

(1: Often too crowded. 5: Bean Hollow State Beach is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).

Access: 5.0

(1: Getting to Bean Hollow State Beach requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).

Scenery: 5.0

(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).

Local Attitude: 3.0

(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).

Camping: 3.0

(1: Camping at Bean Hollow State Beach is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).

Entertainment: 1.0

(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Bean Hollow State Beach is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).

Eating: 3.0

(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Bean Hollow State Beach, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).

Drinking: 2.0

(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Bean Hollow State Beach where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).