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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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Very Nice Evening Stroll Over-looking Santa Monica Pier

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
cynsha
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Mankato, Minnesota

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Mankato, Minnesota
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredible ocean view. Great people watching location. Easy access from the Santa Monica pier and the commuter train. Crowded daily all summer long. Good walking path, wheelchair and stroller friendly. However, there is considerable roadside traffic noise. Some construction in areas where drought friendly planting is being added.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings -nestled among lush greenery- beautiful ocean front park to experience zen meditation walk. Loved it

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get above the beach & walk the Palisades Park path. Lovely grass areas to picnic on, great views --a real gem in the heart of Santa Monic?

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking the Santa Monica Pier, we turned left and continued north to the nearby Palisades Park. Ocean views and breezes through the tall palm trees and green landscape provided a perfect venue for a stroll. As with the pier, panhandlers were present.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's still a nice walk but there is a homeless problem at this park day and night. Still can't take away from the beautiful walk

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Palisades Park. My grandmother lived two blocks away and would always take my sisters and I here. It is a great place to walk, sit and relax and enjoy amazing views of the ocean and beach. A must to see while in Santa Monica!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Significantly more upscale than the seaside neighbor Venice Beach.A very laid-back style characterize the environment.The walk attracts everything from visiting tourists, joggers, to the homeless

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

This park has a camera obscura that people can go and see free of charge. Unlike Griffith camera obscura, this one you can turn and see the desired area. Please follow the local rules. I enclosed a picture where it says not to feed wild animals, people put food next to the sign! Too many homeless people in the park,... More 

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