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Bean Hollow Beach Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pescadero, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 45 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Fishing

Walking

Beach

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

Note: Pebble Beach Parking Lot is closed due to COVID-19 measures. The Arroyo Del Los Frijoles is a self-guided nature trail that starts at the north part of the beach and meanders along the ocean bluffs to Pebble Beach.

Turn off of Cabrillo Hwy. There is a small parking area and a public restroom at the trailhead.

Bean Hollow State Beach is approximately 2 miles south of the turnoff to the town of Pescadero (Pescadero Creek Rd.) on California Highway 1 (Cabrillo Hwy).

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Hardeep Walia
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Dog friendly. Amazing wildlife.

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Aubrey Rust
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Amazing views on the beach! Dog-friendly, on leash, and children 5 and up had no problem on trail. I wouldn’t recommend toddlers to be walking along the trail. Some parts of the trail weren’t worn in and quite thin in some spots. Rocky and overgrown in spots and difficult to climb up and down to the beaches, but as long as you stay on the main trail you should be good to go! We went in January and saw some harbor seals on the rocks, but it was a tad chilly, bring a good coat! Tide pooling was great and saw starfish, anemones, and crabs. All in all, it’s a quiet and not very trafficked trail, which is a big bonus for myself, but definitely single file size and not very smooth, so no strollers and the like. Beautiful views and plenty of wildlife for entertainment!

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Chris Mewhinney
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Trail needs to be we more wide. Need to add camping to this area. Great views. Big waves. Great rocks to climb on. Great beach. Fantastic weather.

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Christine Chudd
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Very easy walk with killer views. There is a lot of poison oak, and the trail is overgrown in some places so that I did not do the whole thing.

Jesus Magana
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Great ocean views from this easy trail, trail narrows at points due to over grown vegetation. Popular area, parking lot fills up

Raquel Sneed
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Great place to just hang out and enjoy a beach. Nothing too special!

Charles Russell
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Great ocean vistas, easy hike, LOTS of wildflowers. Also LOTS of poison oak on some sections, almost a hedge along one trail section, so be careful

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Renee W
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GET HERE EARLY!! This place becomes swamped on the weekend (I went Sat) and I came/went just in time. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any kind of trail here, took my heeler with me & walked around, looked at the tide pools they were cool. The rocks were way too much for me & the dog I couldn’t get thru & it sounds like much of the “trail” skirts this rocky area of shore. Rocks were covered in very slick seaweed so be careful. Meh... I came, took some nice pictures & left for another trail further down.

Ashley Jester
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The views are great, and there are lots of places to venture down to the tide pools. If you park at Bean Hollow and walk north toward Pebble Beach, the path has signifcant amounts of poison oak that are hard to avoid in several places where the path is narrow. It doesn’t seem to be particularly well-kept so go prepared to deal with the vegetation.

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

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

Kimmy Haines
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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.

S Suresh
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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. Detailed Blog: http://shompens.com/canvas/1482451452231

Praful Jain
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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.

Amy A,
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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!

Anthony Gaglione
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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

Kevin Stokes
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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.

Ria M.
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First to Review

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.

Sandy C
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Shaoyang Yan
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Angela Martinez
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Michael Montes
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Caroline Le
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Courtney Melio
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Yury Ram
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Sergey Petrenko
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Greg Ehmann
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