McWay Falls is easily one of the most beautifully situated waterfalls on the California Coast. Its impossibly scenic location is what makes this waterfall unique and a place we never get tired of seeing no matter how many times we’ve been here.
The waterfall is said to drop some 80ft into a beach situated within a picturesque cove opening out to the Pacific Ocean. While the scene is beautiful at almost any time of day, we were treated to a really special sight when we showed up right at sunset. That was when the warm glow of the setting sun painted both the falls and the neighboring cove a warm yellow and orange. On top of that, we quickly understood why Big Sur had a reputation for being the best place to witness where the ocean meets the sky, which was gained after witnessing that special sight of a Big Sur sunset.