Winter is generally the best time in California for sunsets. You get lots of pretty clouds and colorful skies. This winter I have not gotten out as much as I have wanted to for sunsets along the coast, but I finally took some time the other day (Friday, February 3rd) and went down to Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur. Surprisingly there were no other photographers on the beach- It was a Friday night- I guess everyone else had plans and left the beach for me. I have no problem with this! Wish it happened more often!