Palisades Park

Palisades Park, Santa Monica: Address, Phone Number, Palisades Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Palisades Park
4.5
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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.
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WeBvacations
266 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
The park is lovely. Beautiful flora and fauna everywhere you look, not to mention views of the ocean. The park goes on for miles so it’s great for walking, biking, rollerblades or skates. Ok now the downside - homelessness is a big problem. I don’t live in California and am not used to seeing this everywhere. They have become invisible to the locals but I found it disturbing and upsetting. As you’re walking and enjoying the park you’ll be confronted with many homeless people and the smell of urine every so often. That’s just the way it is.
Written June 27, 2021
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Cassidy
108 contributions
May 2021
We went when it was pretty dead, cold but not freezing and clear skies. I enjoyed the views and found it to be very well-kept! There's lots of things around to see or do as well.
Written May 29, 2021
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ghk1857
Ireland84 contributions
Jan 2020
Buy an ice-cream and sit under the palm trees, looking out across the beautiful Pacific Ocean. You will be pinching yourself to make sure you are not dreaming!
Written July 31, 2020
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George Vreeland Hill
Beverly Hills, CA1,540 contributions
Jul 2020
A beautiful park that overlooks the ocean and pier.
It's narrow, but long and is a picture taking must.
Gorgeous flowers, trees and more.
A great walk, but there tends to be homeless people around.
I give this park 4 stars and not 5 because of the homeless who take up so many benches and don't care.
George Vreeland Hill
Written July 11, 2020
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cp_0010
Manama, Bahrain1,413 contributions
Jul 2019
Visited on US trip with SOTC group. This park is located along the Ocean avanue in Santa Monica city spreading in a 26.4-acre area in Santa Monica, California. The park offers views of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains. The park extends over 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the Santa Monica Pier at the south to Adelaide Drive at the north. This long linear park is lined with plants and trees. There are benches, picnic areas and restrooms. A nice place for family picnic.
Written May 30, 2020
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Armen Pandola
Paris, France120 contributions
Mar 2020
I don't think there is any more beautiful place to walk, run or just stop and look in the USA. No shops and stores, nothing but great scenery from tall cliffs that overlook one of the most beautiful bays in the wolrd.
Written March 15, 2020
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Wardieeee
Oxford, UK504 contributions
Mar 2020
Santa Monica has taken the problem of the park takeover by indigents and appears to have solved it. This week it was clear, and tidy and a pleasure to walk along and enjoy the scenery and sunshine
Written March 5, 2020
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Sharon R
Tucson, Arizona182 contributions
Feb 2020
It is the primo place to walk with the beautiful ocean. The gardens are delightful, sitting on the benches is fun and viewing the sunset is amazing especially in winter.
Written February 27, 2020
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK15,151 contributions
Mar 2019
Whilst in Santa Monica I wanted to get some exercise and take in some of the scenery that the Pacific Ocean coastline can offer. So I headed to Palisades Park, a sizable strip of grass, palm trees & walking trails that features expansive ocean views. The park is around 1.7 miles in length and is a lovely place to walk in the Californian sun. There is a big old iron canon and also there is the Santa Monica Veterans Memorial (opposite Santa Monica Blvd.). There are quite a few homeless people in the park, many sleeping rough on the grass, which is a real shame. Worth a walk though.
Written February 24, 2020
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holiday-view23-7-11
Basingstoke, UK1,721 contributions
Feb 2020
There were a lot of people but not all of them were there for pleasure a large number of the people appeared to be homeless. Most benches were taken up with people laying sleeping on them. There were also people just laying on the grass or sitting around all looked to be homeless. It may of just been me but it made me feel a little unsafe; I guess I am just not used to seeing so many homeless people. There were also people walking dogs and people just out for a walk. I had seen programme on TV about the large number of homeless people in Los Angeles but to actually see up close and personal made it real, very sad that there doesn't seem to be much being done to help these people. I don't think I can recommend this as a good place to visit.
Written February 18, 2020
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