Alamare Falls, Point Reyes National Seashore, California
It's about a ten mile round trip hike to get to Alamare Falls at Point Reyes National Seashore. I've done it twice and am planning to return again in February of 2016. One thing that is nice about it is that there is a back country campground about a mile from the waterfall.
The Big Sur coastline is the most beautiful section of California's coast in my opinion. While most photographers spend most of their time concentrating on sunsets, sunrises can also be a great time to shoot.
I first visited Morro Bay when I was a kid with my parents, so in 2010 when I was spending a month photographing the California coast, I made a point to photograph it during a sunset and a sunrise. For the sunrise, I went up to some golf which provided a great angle of view.