The Arroyo de los Frijoles Trail is a lightly traveled must-see scenic trail along the Southern End of the San Mateo County Coast. It offers a condensed sampling of the unique natural habitats and wildlife found along the San Mateo County coastline. The mile long trail also connects Bean Hollow State Beach’s northern Beach(Pebble Beach) with its southern(Bean Hollow). While trail parking can be found at the two beaches, it often fills up quickly on weekends and hot summer days.
The Arroyo de los Frijoles Trail is relatively flat with a few sets of stairs throughout. Displays along the trail point out the region’s unique plants and wildlife. While visitors should stick to the trail, hikers will likely experience birds and seals along the shoreline and offshore rocks. Benches are located throughout the trail which most can casually hike roundtrip within an hour.
The entrance to Pebble Beach’s parking area is located at the Northern end of Bean Hollow State Beach. Pebble Beach is home to some of the State Beach’s most popular natural habitats to explore. The entrance to the Arroyo de los Frijoles Trail is found north behind the restrooms. Learn more about Pebble Beach’s dramatic rocky landscape, tide pools and rich history on its overview page.
The trail’s southern entrance is located at Bean Hollow Beach(where the state beach got its name). Here you’ll find the majority of the state beach’s parking and fine grain sand. While the majority of the state beach’s shoreline is made up of rocky terrain, Bean Hollow Beach is made up of a massive sandy beach with smaller secluded stretches of beaches to the north. At the northern end of Bean Hollow Beach you’ll find the southern entrance of the Arroyo de los Frijoles Trail to Pebble Beach.
Arroyo de los Frijoles Trail (Bean Hollow State Beach) reviewed by Explore & Tour on June 14, 2017 rated 4.3 on 5.0