I had an awesome father-daughter bonding time on Sunday as my dad and I hiked the 8 miles to and from Alamere Falls. The waterfall is located about an hour drive from San Francisco on the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, California. What makes it unusual is that is Alamere Falls is a tidefall, a rare type of waterfall that flows directly into the ocean. (Source)
We waited until sunset and were rewarded with amazing views: the rocks at the bottom of Alamere Falls were slick with bright green algae that contrasted with the golden light from the sunset and the water had carved a snaking trail through the sand to reach the ocean.
During our descent down the 40 foot cliff to the beach, gurgling creeks and smaller falls ran alongside us. The sun refracting light off the water created huge stunning rainbows.