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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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Palisades Park

A wonderful, relaxing, and beautiful park. Great jogging paths, clean restrooms and incredible view overlooking the Pacific Ocean and amusement park. My dog and I often walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
socalnanynan
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Santa Monica, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have an amazing view, but this park has too many bad smells from homeless people. I thought so last year, and again this year when I returned. I no longer stay in SM when I visit the area. The waterfront in Santa Barbara is so much more nice and vibrant. And pleasant! There are a few homeless there, but... More 

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Thank moonslice
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful, relaxing, and beautiful park. Great jogging paths, clean restrooms and incredible view overlooking the Pacific Ocean and amusement park. My dog and I often walk there to enjoy the fresh air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful power walk or stroll in Palisades Park ending with a sunset over the Pacific, there is nothing better. Brind yur dog or your friend or a date or elderly parent and it is just a wonderfully relaxing environment or one where you can work up a sweat running or cycling!

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Thank RandyfromSM
Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love walking on the bluffs high above the ocean. Wonderful sunset view. Limited parking and can be very busy and crowded, as parks go.

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Thank Chave K
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking the ocean in a beautiful setting, you might just come across a location from a recent TV show or movie.

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Thank GabbyCalifornia
Oak Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked here and then walked down to the beach for lunch. It is a very pretty park with great views of the beach!

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is a narrow strip of land between the main road and the Pacific Highway. very attractive but marred by the number of homeless people camping out there. never felt threatened, more sad to see so many people uncared for.

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Thank LancashireLowies
Sherman, Texas
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the history and scenery set this place apart... All of the people that 'live' there are harmless and very nice

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Palisades Park is along Ocean Avenue and overlooks the Santa Monica Pier and Beach. It's has a nice paved walk that is perfect for an early evening stroll when the cool ocean breeze wafts through the air (good to have a sweater or light jacket in the evenings as it can get chilly). There are some military monuments to all... More 

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Topanga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Palisades Park in Santa Monica is a treasure for anyone who wants a bit of peace and quiet and beauty, not to mention a great place to walk your dog. Just watch out for the buggy brigade, the new moms exercising with their buggies in a circle - until they all jog.

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