Alamere falls is a rare tidefall (a waterfall that drains directly into an ocean) located at the southern end of Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, north of San Francisco. In fact it is one of only 2 tide falls in the continental US (the other being Mcway falls in Big Sur) and certainly the only one you can see from up close. It is a moderately easy 4.2 miles hike with a 600 feet of elevation gain/loss to the waterfalls with 2 scrambles in the end. The first scramble is easy but second one is a bit tricky, requires caution and is not recommended for everybody.
Last weekend me and my friend decided to hike to this beautiful marvel of nature. We choose to start late, stay there until sunset and then hike back in the dark. The trip was luckily synchronized with a moderately high tide around sunset which gave us a few unique photo opportunities.
We reached the trail head at 2:30 pm, hiked for 2 hours and were at the waterfall around 4:45pm. There were just 4 more people at the beach and soon we had the place to ourselves. The evening light on the waterfall was almost perfect and for next 30 minutes, it was all clicking of shutters and warning shouts for each other (alerting about the incoming waves). Here I share two of my favorite photos from that wonderful evening.