There is a negative tide (-1 foot) at 4.34PM, so plan to meet at the bottom of the steps about 4. Give yourself an extra 1/2 hour to find parking and walk down the steps.
I suggest a tripod for the sunset -- which is 5:06. I like to shoot for about 15-20 minutes after sunset. Don't forget to check the sky to the east -- in case the sun is reflecting off the clouds. Sometimes, that is even better that the sunset.
Is Photography is one of your passions? Would you enjoy exploring Southern California on foot with like minded fellow photographers?
Then So Cal Photo Walkers might just be for you!
We all enjoy learning more about the art of photography and are happy to assist others to take better pictures, just ask a fellow member whenever you have a question, either when we are in the field, or by posting to the group.