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Palisades Park and Santa Monica Pier Professional Review and Guide
"Palisades Park is perched on the eroding 100-foot bluffs above the Pacific Coast Highway, overlooking Santa Monica State Beach, the Santa Monica Pier, and the entire bay. The 26-acre park stretches 1.6 miles between Ocean Avenue and the sandstone cliffs. The gorgeous landscaped grounds are filled with palm, oak, and eucalyptus trees lining the paved and natural paths. Throughout the park are gardens with exotic and native plants, benches, and a few gazebos. A pedestrian bridge and stairway connect the park to the wide, sandy beach. The south end of the park has direct access onto the Santa Monica Pier."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast (Day Hike Books).
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