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Address: Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-828-4497
Activities: Walking, Biking, People-watching
Description: This lush, 25-acre park overlooking the Pacific is a wonderful place for...
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.
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Do yourself a favor and go jogging along this stretch of land and you'll be more than glad you did. The beautiful architecture along the way is something to be desired. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favor and go jogging along this stretch of land and you'll be more than glad you did. The beautiful architecture along the way is something to be desired. The pacific palisades is absolutely beautiful and charming. Also, there's shopping, great cafes and friendly people.

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Liverpool, New York
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Super views for taking photos of the beach or the pier. we definitely enjoyed our stroll through the park to the pier!

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New Delhi, India
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You can spend the whole day in and around this park as it is next to the pier, shopping, restaurants and there are so many hotels in front of the park where you can stay. Beautiful plantation and benches to relax.

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Sacramento
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The vegetation and beauty of this place compares to none. I love relaxing on the grass or sitting on the park bench, watching the birds and the people enjoy themselves.

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A walk along the Palisades Park in Santa Monica is a real delight. You get a nice ocean breeze and can stop and look out at the beach and ocean. You see interesting people. There is a pretty rose garden. It is flat, so is an easy walk. Don't start at Colorado Street because there are a lot of homeless... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

So this is a very nice area to walk or run, it runs along the cliffs in Santa Monica, with views of the Pacific Coast Highway and the expansive beaches of Santa Monica. The ramp to PCH is currently under construction so the vehicle traffic can be a pain but a nice walk along the bluffs is fun

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This park runs along side the beach and has lots of seats for the weary traveller. It is well looked after and maintained. There are quite a few hobos that use the seats as beds, but they are no problem. Very nice place to visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I'm not trying to take on the nation's homeless problem but just giving a review/heads up about what the park is like. We had no idea the amount of mentally ill homeless that are in Santa Monica especially this area surrounding the pier. Laying on every park bench, screaming at themselves, lying in the grass, etc. It was a real... More 

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NB, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a pleasant enough area, but I wouldn't call it an attraction. It's a fairly narrow strip of grass, palm trees and pathways that lead to the pier. If you're into people watching, you'll see many pass by. There are also a lot of homeless people, very quiet and unobtrusive, who spend the day there.

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Saint Neots, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was a nice place to walk along under the trees and watch the world go by, we watched street performers entertaining the crowds and skaters pass by. I noticed a petanque/boules pitch, so that would be a nice place to play if you are into the sport. We saw a few unfortunate homeless people in the park while we... More 

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Address: Address: Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-828-4497
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica

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