Agave and other succulents line walkways along the Palisades Park, Santa Monica, California
Palm trees leaning towards the Pacific Ocean at Palisades Park in Santa Monica, California. Why do palm trees lean towards the sea? Palm trees lean to get more light called “phototropism.” The ocean acts as a mirror for light, so there is much more light coming from the sea than from a single building.
From the elevated height of Palisades Park, Santa Monica, California, well protected paths provide vantage views of the Pacific Ocean, beaches, and the Santa Monica Pier.
Thousands of visitors flock to Pacific Palisades Park in Santa Monica to run, bike, walk and enjoy the views of Pacific Ocean.
Palisades Park is a 26.4-acre park in Santa Monica, California. The park is located along a 1.6-mile section of Ocean Avenue on top of an uplifted unconsolidated sedimentary coastal Quaternary terrace with exposed bluffs, offering views of both the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains.
Walking along the park on a hazy morning, one can see a pier in the distance. The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California.