There is something truly amazing about the way the sun sets out over the Pacific Ocean from the vantage point of Aliso Beach in Laguna, California. I could admit that my love for Aliso Beach and the Laguna area of our coastline feeds a bias that has me telling you this is one of the truly magnificent places in the world to take in sunsets but I won’t because I believe that this beach is just one of those magical places. Aliso Canyon opens up at Aliso Beach with a fresh water creek twisting through the canyon, hills, cities and mountains with tributaries that feed it as far east as the Cleveland National Forest. It is by no mistake that the canyon opens up to this beautiful beach. This sandy beach rests between two sections of coastal hills punctuated by rocky out croppings and inter coastal reefs. As you look out over the ocean from the vantage point of Aliso Beach, you feel as though you are on the water. I am at a loss for words when it comes to describing Aliso Beach Sunsets and can tell you they never disappoint. The experience of the sunsets there are more a feeling than they are words in text or flapping of the gums to describe. Sometimes it is better just to remain quiet but I will do my best to minimize verbal vomit and not take any of the shine off Aliso Beach Sunsets.
The Pacific Ocean seems to swallow the sun. The light is eclipsed by the western facing slope of Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean in a display of glowing, orange goodness that words will not do justice. I can tell you that the sunsets at Aliso Beach draw you in as if somehow you are being pulled into its energy as it lights up the western Pacific and sky in an explosion of color that is best described as spectacular. I am no scientist so I can’t tell you why the vantage point of Aliso Beach is so good for sunsets but can tell you that it is. I am including two weeks worth of Aliso Beach Sunsets and an older one from the archives of Scotty Carter in pictures that I believe you will enjoy. I am trying to document Aliso Beach as much as I can and bring what I see through my IPhone 4s back to you to enjoy. Being able to drive passed this beach every day gives me the opportunity to really soak up this incredible beach and sunsets are clearly worth their weight in gold at Aliso. Sunsets and the ocean at this South Laguna Beach work harmoniously to leave we humans speechless and in their presence, without words is exactly what we should be! What an amazing gift they are!
I would also like to thank Kirk Keiser for his contributions to the Aliso Beach website with pictures from the before and after of the Hurricane Marie coverage I have been giving to the state of beach since the devastating waves. The 12th image in this slideshow is a perfect display of the extraordinary sunset experience at Aliso Beach. Enjoy!