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Palisades Park

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Address: Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-828-4497
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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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Beautiful Park over looking the Pacific Ocean

The park from my childhood where young and old enjoy the outdoors. The park sits atop a 150 ft cliff looking out towards the west and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Monica has done a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Belton, Texas

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Belton, Texas
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The park from my childhood where young and old enjoy the outdoors. The park sits atop a 150 ft cliff looking out towards the west and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Monica has done a great job maintaining the area and keeping it fresh and beautiful. One end has a totem pole and the other the Santa Monica Pier .In between... More 

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Rennmaus111
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a nice loop by walking through this little park, made some nice pis of the beach, strolled back on the beach. Park is much smaller than I had thought. Only would go if you plan to visit the pier or downtown - not for an extra trip.

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Palisades Park is excellent place only if you are North of Wilshire Blvd due to homeless loiterers near the Pier. There are stairs with access over PCH that will end on the beach side of PCH from Palisades Park. Palisades Park is nice in these areas for walking, jogging, enjoying the view of the ocean. There are benches that overlook... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely to walk along the bluff...it is a very historic area in the history of Santa Monica and the Palisades.

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Northridge, CA
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rich, the homeless, the Californians, the Russian emigres, the couples smooching on the lawns, the fitness freaks walking fast on the dirt and asphalt pathways, families, singles, the old and the young, and always the fantastic view of the blue Pacific. On a clear day you can see Catalina Island to your south.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to see the LA coastline from Palos Verdes to Malibu. Many famous movie scenes filmed from here as well. The north end near San Vicente is best in my opinion, starting around Montana Ave.

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Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely the best place for a walk or jog. The park is beautiful. The ocean views are just the best. A must.

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Los Angeles, California
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46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the bluffs of Palisades Park on a clear day you can see forever. It's a great place for sunset too! Near Montana Avenue there is also a beautiful rose garden. Great for strolling, running, dogwalking, people watching, napping, picnicking and more.

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Buffalo, NY
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my all time favorite things to do when I come to Santa Monica, is walk the entire length of the park. It overlooks the Santa Monica beach and pier, amazing view of the ocean, boardwalk, pier and some unique homes on the beach. There are usually bikers, joggers and lots of people doing group yoga in the park,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little park to have a rest away from the hustle and bustle of Santa Monica. Clean and beautiful!

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