Garrapata State Park is one of the must-see and must-photograph travel photography locations along California State Route 1. Normally you hit Garrapata late afternoon just before completing Big Sur coastal drive.
Somehow I never had luck at Garrapata shore. There was always something interfering with my photography. I never managed to take any interesting photos at Garrapata due to the bad weather or poor planning..
During my last Big Sur coastal drive in the beginning of February the weather was outstanding. While approaching Garrapata I was sure that luck was on my side this time and I would be able to capture beautiful sunset at the park. Here are some interesting photos I took on the same afternoon just before driving to Garrapata:
But that was not the case. Just few minutes after I arrived the weather suddenly changed with heavy and cold clouds descended from the mountains, covering entire horizon.
I took featured photo minutes before heavy rain started and chased me from the beach.