Explore the most popular beach trails near Pescadero with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

scenic driving
3 months ago

I nice stretch of the legs after driving North on PCH from Monterey. This stretch of PCH has some great sea cliff overlooks. Excellent Road Trip.

Really cool hike Dec-March you can’t do the whole hike unless you do the tour as it’s National season and males are aggressive. There are limited spots. I almost didn’t go but it was awesome! $7 for the tour and $10 for parking

Amazing place. Gorgeous trail and views. If you go during Dec-March you will also enjoy views of elephant seals. Remarkable animals.
Trail is easy, with some walks on sand dunes. My 6 year old had no issues

hiking
5 months ago

I did not start at the trail's head, but from a pulloff at Ross Road...I hiked around here solo for about 4 hours, and saw not one person...it was truly amazing...Bull male elephant seal was bobbing around at one point and making lots of noise..saw many hawks and harbor seals too...I love the wooded walkway at the end of the dune area, it feels nice to lay there at the end and relax and have lunch...beautiful place...good seaglass too by the way...found a stopper and some large turquoise chunks

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
7 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.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing area when the Elephant Seals are there...

hiking
7 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.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little trail done when I lived in Half Moon bay

Nice walk to the beach from hwy 1...nice walk to catch the sunset

My favorite place! December-March you need reservations, but it is well worth it seeing the nature channel IRL. other times of the year you can get a permit and do a self guided hike. Apart from the elephant seals, there is a lot of cultural, geological and other things to learn. A definite must if you live local or are visiting.

hiking
10 months ago

Really cool experience... at one point on the trail we look to our right and see elephant seals sleeping on the beach, and to our left toward the valley a deer...meanwhile snakes are slithering away through the dunes..very cool/beautiful/special place!!! Authentic California

hiking
10 months ago

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.

beautiful morning stroll. fabulous, engaged docents out at the viewing platform. but brace yourself (and prep your boots) for that chunk of sand dune).

hiking
11 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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hiking
11 months ago

Was able
To do this hike with my 18 month old son. We saw some elephant seals, which was the highlight of this hike

hiking
11 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.

nature trips
11 months ago

Great you see the elephant seals up close!

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

This was a lot of fun. Be sure to get a Viewing Pass from the field house first before you go onto the trail.

The first mile you will be in direct sun and wind. Be sure to wear sunscreen and have a jacket. After the "Boardwalk" area you'll have to navigate about .5 (round trip) of sand dunes to make it to the Bight Beach overlook (which is recommended over South Point. If you want to push forward to North Point it's about an extra mile round trip.

Overall a very easy excursion. Bring water and prepare for sun and sand.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Perfect view, but part of the trail is sandy! So, be prepared to have full shoes of sand!

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Nice walk out to the beach. The trail is a boardwalk and sand. Lots of wildflowers and great views.

walking
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Was lucky enough to be here on New Years Day. It was surprisingly deserted as I arrived just at sunset. Beautiful walk. You can hear the sea lions as you near the cliffs. Definitely not strenuous. Potential to see wildlife (I had a few snakes slither out of my path)

Friday, December 30, 2016

Easy walk with great views, wildlife, and a nice beach. Great place to take visitors.

Monday, December 05, 2016

frog sounds, cool eucalyptus trees

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Awesome views on the stroll even without seeing the Elephant Seals. Doing the tour of the seals with a ranger is well worth it during the season as well.

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!

Friday, September 19, 2014

awesome place.. great trip it was... love it

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Amazing place, fantastic experience

hiking
Monday, September 09, 2013

Nice beach. Gorgeous trail. Get there early and get your permit from the white building. Quite a way to go see the elephant seals they close the path a little after three.

hiking
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

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