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This lush, 25-acre park overlooking the Pacific is a wonderful place for walkers, bikers and people watchers, and connects with the broad Santa Monica beach made famous in TV's "Baywatch" episodes.
Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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+1 310-458-8644
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Beautiful park very clean wonderful beach and ocean views.Lots of people walking and sitting. Picnics or walking their dogs. Super cute on a date or group or just by yourself.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AmyB6047
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views as you walk to Santa Monica . Not much else to look at. It's just a park attached to the beach. It's nice and elevated some what.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank debs476
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Next to the pier and very relaxing! Lovely views of the beach, seemed safe. Worth checking out to take a walk.

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed August 19, 2017

I spent the morning here after a red-eye flight, waiting for my hotel to accept check-in. I felt very safe here, people sleeping, yes, but also Mum's and fitness-people. Same shady places, a bit of a breeze. Very clean and 2 toilet blocks. For other...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Matilda F
Reviewed August 17, 2017

It is called the park. However, other than the footpath and a little bit of grass beside it, it really does not pass muster as an actual park. There are of course very nice views of the beach and at the civic ocean. Otherwise, there's...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Pretty landscaping and very clean. A nice morning walk. Some homeless, not disturbing. Excellent views of the beach down below.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Patricia S
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

This park is across the street from several hotels to the east, and the beautiful ocean to the west. If you want a great view of the sunset, the water, the coastline that bends north to Malibu or straight south to Venice, then visit this...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank hizzysimz
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

It's the best for running/jogging in the morning with the view of the pch and the ocean. Easy for parking and it's nice for picnic too. Make sure to check out the rose garden. Stop and smell the roses, delicious :)

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Missellen1
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Now for the bad news first. Santa Monica is a very expensive place period. Parking and Traffic are just tough. But once you get here. It is well worth the effort! As it has the bets view of the start of the Pacific Ocean.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank David L
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Good place to jog or just walk and enjoy ocean views. Nice and quiet neighborhood. Some nice pictures to be taken here too.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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