It was at one of these beach access points that my son said "turn hear"--El Matador Beach park. Reaching the ocean shore from the parking area required a careful downward climb involving dirt paths divided by stairways that zigzagged back and forth along the cliff face. Not a climb for the faint at heart. But every step of it was worth it. (If you click on the top image, you can see the people in the shadow of the boulder giving you an idea of the height of my position.)
In the meantime, tell me about your experience with Moleskin sketchbooks and other sketchbooks you like to carry with you in the field. And I'm wondering why we can't get a Moleskin sized book with 90# smooth-press watercolor paper in it. Wouldn't that be a dandy Christmas present for those of us who can't seem to get around to making our own!
Moleskin Sketchbook, 5" x 8 1/4 at Cheap Joe's