Pfeiffer beach is one of the popular spots for photographers living in the Bay Area, especially during the months of November and December when the sun’s rays emerge through the tunnel as a shaft of light around sunset. It is a spectacular sight. If you want to experience this, I would suggest leaving early and arriving at the beach by at least 3 PM. They have a “one out, one in” policy which might make it difficult to gain an entry if you are late. I was not able to do this shoot last year for exactly the same reason.
After waiting for a year, I was finally able to experience this beautiful phenomenon today.
EXIF: Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm f/4 at 50mm, f/7.1, 1/6 sec, ISO 100