Bean Hollow Beach Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly 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 hiking, walking, birding, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles
55 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly







wild flowers


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 Hike along the bluffs

2 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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

11 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.

Friday, September 08, 2017

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.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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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Friday, August 04, 2017

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.

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.

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