Monolithic Light - Mcclures Beach, Point Reyes, Marin County, California
The south side of Mcclures Beach is accessible via a slot in the rocks that is closed at high tide. It allows a spectacular view to the south which includes the monolith on the left and a larger island behind that.
The waves break aggressively on this exposed stretch of beach on the tip of the Point Reyes penninsula. During each equinox in March and September, the light strikes the monolith at an oblique angle at sunset allowing the relief of the monolith to be seen clearly. In the winter the sun sets behind the monolith and it appears as a dark silhouette.