Ever heard of a tidefall? You'll want to put one on your bucket list!

February 15, 2016, 8 a.m.
This is one of the only waterfalls in North America that tumbles into the ocean.
Photo: Mark R/Shutterstock

A tidefall is a rare thing indeed. It's a waterfall that empties directly into the ocean. McWay Falls, pictured here, is one of two in California, and there are only six in all of North America.

According to Hiking Big Sur, "For years the waterfall poured directly into the ocean until a massive fire, landslide and highway reconstruction project near the area in 1983-84 filled the cove with enough material to form a sandy beach several dozen feet out."

During high tide, however, McWay Falls still empties directly into the ocean.

The sight of a tall waterfall pouring into the ocean is pretty special, and there are only about 25 examples in the world. If you love to travel, we recommend putting one on your must-see list.

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Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.