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Palisades Park

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Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-458-8644
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Scenic walk along the Pacific

Palisades Park is a 25+ acre strip of land bordered by Ocean Avenue on one side and the edge of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lwj
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San Jose, California
via mobile
Nice place to relax, read, terrific views

If you need to chill, look no further. You will love this place. Bring a beach chair, sit under a... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Bob P
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Santa Monica, California
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“rose garden” (17 reviews)
“homeless people” (49 reviews)
“palm trees” (21 reviews)
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Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
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+1 310-458-8644
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"rose garden"
in 17 reviews
"homeless people"
in 49 reviews
"palm trees"
in 21 reviews
"san vicente"
in 5 reviews
"the santa monica pier"
in 33 reviews
"great ocean"
in 4 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 5 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 18 reviews
"nice walk"
in 14 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 8 reviews
"walking path"
in 5 reviews
"watching the sunset"
in 4 reviews
"public restrooms"
in 4 reviews
"southern california"
in 6 reviews
"people watch"
in 7 reviews
"street promenade"
in 4 reviews
"bluff"
in 35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Palisades Park is a 25+ acre strip of land bordered by Ocean Avenue on one side and the edge of the sandstone cliffs above Santa Monica Bay on the other. It offers a sense of serenity for people to enjoy as they walk, jog or...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

If you need to chill, look no further. You will love this place. Bring a beach chair, sit under a tree, let your worries just fly away.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

People uses it to exercise, relax ad play music , the view is amazing on the Santa Monica bay and beaches, and the whole Santa Monica bay the downside are the homeless even if not may are aloud to sit at the park some are...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

A peaceful easy walking area. Very safe and pleasant , with great views of the sea. Grassy areas to sit for a picnic, easy parking but Must use the meters as they come by often.good for dog walking also.

2  Thank srimanone
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Palisades Park is on the bluff of the Santa Monica beach. Very nice park to walk or take a jog along the paths. At one end the path goes to the Santa Monica stairs an the other end takes you in front of the Santa...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

On our way from the on street, metered parking to the SM pier we waked through this nice little park. Folks were walking, jogging and riding scooters through the area. We did find several folks that decided to "stake a claim" in the park for...More

Thank Jerseybob175
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Absolutely beautiful park with well manicured grounds and views second to none. However, the park has been taken over and over run by the homeless population. 90% of the benches are the permanent sleeping quarters during the day for this group. Thus, the park is...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Could be called the Santa Monica Promenade, because it is located above the Santa Monica Beach atop a cliff and offers beautiful views. You can go down stairs and across a covered bridge to reach the beach. If you want to take a walk, this...More

Thank Yvonne M
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Easy to navigate walkways with lovely views to the ocean. Benches available for resting. Public bathrooms available. Lots of metered street parking. Lots of dog walkers. There are homeless people in the area which is upsetting. It does remind us of the disparity between the...More

Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

If you want to experience nature, people and atmosphere away from busy LA life - this is your place. The Palisades Park is a great place for a run with an iconic view of the Pacific Ocean.

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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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