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Ballona Wetlands

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Birding near the ocean and city

What a great little spot this is for a nice walk. Close to LAX, the Ballona Wetlands have been set... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Plumeria D
Santa Monica, California
A must do if you cycle, or want to cycle in LA.

An L.A treasure. Riding my bike down Ballona Creek is one of my favorite things in the world. If... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2016
Manhattan Beach, California
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8 May 2017
“Birding near the ocean and city”
26 May 2016
“Excellent place for Bird watching/photographing”
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Jefferson and Lincoln Blvds., Los Angeles, CA 90293
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

What a great little spot this is for a nice walk. Close to LAX, the Ballona Wetlands have been set aside as an important flyover site for birds. You'll see plenty here, and the flat, easy walk is only interrupted by busy Lincoln Blvd. sounds....More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Plumeria D
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Ballona Wetlands has three different parts.. freshwater marsh, saltwater marsh and a dune area. FreshWater marsh is next to PCH and has a nice place to walk around and photography for birds are very doable. You can not go inside the wetland without a guide...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank keks64
Reviewed 9 January 2016

An L.A treasure. Riding my bike down Ballona Creek is one of my favorite things in the world. If you can get a windless afternoon in fall, all the better. Recently upgraded, beautified by the Parks Commission - this has to be one of the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank HutchinLA
Reviewed 17 December 2015

I've watched the Ballona Wetlands area over the years, first when Howard Hughes Airport abutted it, and now the Playa Vista development just across Lincoln. Walking it allows for seeing local and migratory birds, as well as wildlife. Glad that the area has been preserved...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank David B L
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We have visited Ballona Wetlands. There is a group that is working to restore the area called Friends of Ballona Wetlands. Ballona Wetlands is one of the last wetlands in the area. We like to see the birds here. The efforts of those working to...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

These wetlands have a perfect little walking path that runs along them. It provides a nice trail for walking or running that gets you away from the street. It's not the nicest nature you've ever seen, but it's still nice to have. The houses that...More

Thank Kljack19
Reviewed 15 February 2015

we went there in jan ant the wife saw plenty of different birds. easy walking paths around the path so anyone should be able to do it also.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank knuckledragger70
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

We were in marina del rey and decided to try this. Put in th directions provided and did not find the place. We then searched the Web made sure the directions were correct and still did not find a thing at the spot.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank ofrit_manor
Reviewed 17 October 2012

An oasis for wildlife in the midst of so much concrete and well worth a few hours for anyone interested in nature. It almost ended up as an extension to the concrete of Marina del Rey, but was saved by activists and is now being...More

Date of experience: September 2012
2  Thank Arderyth
Reviewed 28 September 2007

I live in Venice, CA and saw a listing for the walking tour in one of the local newspapers (the salt water 2 hour tour). Having no other plans I decided to go. The tour guide, Robert (or Roy), was friendly, very relaxed and very...More

5  Thank christamcc
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