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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.
Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the best place for any time walk, though i walked through in the evening, the beauty of this is have one the best views of the beach and pacific oceans, nice breeze, also see misty mountains far and sunset.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sheshagiri S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rats running wild at Palisades Park next to Santa Monica Pier. I seen 2 rats running around Palisade Park tonight. I have been to that park twice in my life and both times I seen rats at the park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Guillermo D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rent a bike, use te perfect bike roads, enjoy the beachlife and admire a fantastic sunset Enjoy a healty fruit drink in a sun chair!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sören P
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We have been to this cool park many times. This park is located past the pier on the way to Malibu away from Venice. There are cool places to sit and pathways to scenic views of the city and ocean. This park is also very...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Yehbut
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This is a linear park...situated along the bluffs, above Highway 1 and the beach, and adjacent to downtown Santa Monica. It's basically a wide spot along the road, with a walking path and benches...and a beautiful overlook. We used this several times as a place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cello12345
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This lovely park offers, in my personal opinion, one of the better views of the Pacific. It's a great place to walk, or stroll, or bike, or just chill, all with a killer view. Recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank califcasl
Reviewed October 2, 2018

overall a beautiful view of the ocean, in the mornings there are a lot of groups exercising, but watch for homeless people in some areas.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ferdferd
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Used to live a block from this park and went there daily with my infant daughter. Not a lot of amenities but the views are fantastic. Great spot to throw down a blanket and relax. For those commenting on homeless people, there are virtually no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jason D
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We strolled through the park on our way to the Pier. It has lovely views of the beach and ocean. There are homeless people camped out in areas of the park and sleeping on benches.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenny W
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Make some time for walking Palisades Park. The views are spectacular. The grounds are exceptional. A the city of Santa Monica is right there for you to explore.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
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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