The beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities. Across the highway is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular spot for bird watchers and other naturalists. The Reserve is a refuge for blue heron, kites, deer, raccoons, foxes and skunks.

Easy trail, nice views. Saw lots of birds and some harbor seals on the rocks.

2 months ago

Peaceful path with no other traffic on a Saturday. Mostly flat with a small incline at the end that offers nice views looking back over the grasslands towards the ocean.

3 months ago

Another forgotten trail from when i lived in HMB. There was a dead whale on the beach one time when i was there.

Really great scenery, and particularly beautiful at the very south end of the beach, after climbing across some dunes and rocks, I found smuggler's cove, which held many beautiful, large abalone shells! I left them, but I did find a really nice piece of teal seaglass, among many other sea animals...truly beautiful and serene.

6 months ago

Bean Hollow State Park and the Arroyo de los frijoles trail offers gorgeous views, tafoni sand rock formations and a beach to wet your feet. Incredible location to visit and enjoy the short and easy hike.

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6 months ago

cute trail with an absolutely stunning beach at the end. winds were light on the day we went. so even though it was 20C, it felt very comfortable on the beach, not like the other experiences along hwy1 when we freeze on the beach.

Monday, December 05, 2016

frog sounds, cool eucalyptus trees

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gorgeous spot for spotting wildlife, lots of little tidal pools with neat sea creatures. Only wish the sun would come out! Tried two different days and all fog!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Great trail for kids. 2 miles total to end and back. Great views of seals, birds, ships, and other maritime stuff. Right along the cliffs, with spots to break off trail and head down to the rocks and explore. Lots of poison Ivy but trail is well maintained so not a problem

Friday, May 25, 2012

One of my favorite beaches, good for wildlife spotting and when the swell is right it's a great bodyboarding spot. Does attach visitors from the valley, some of whom can leave trash everywhere, please pick up any trash you see. Pack it in, pack it out.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Harbor seals can usually be seen sunning themselves on rocks about 30 feet offshore. The trail runs along the bluff just above the high tide line and there are many excellent places to view wildlife or just relax and have a picnic.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

This is great! I have been at Pescadero several times enjoying the sunset and views, but never explored away from the beach. Will definitely follow this guide on my iPhone next time.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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