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“Great Views, Too Many Homeless”
Review of Palisades Park

Palisades Park
Ranked #7 of 104 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
San Francisco, CA
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great Views, Too Many Homeless”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Palisades Park is a lovely, well-maintained park overlooking Santa Monica Beach and the Pacific beyond. On a clear day you can see, well, forever; from Palos Verdes and the Channel Islands in the south to Malibu in the north. The palm trees and lush vegetation embody the best California has to offer. Unfortunately the park inadvertently serves as bedroom, living room and bathroom to many of the area's homeless, who detract from the beauty of the place. The city would do well to ship them somewhere else.

Visited December 2012
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Santa Monica, California
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Live adjacent to it.”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Great for walking, has access to PCH and the beach, and Santa Monica Pier. Most walk or jog and enjoy the ocean breeze. Usually quiet until you reach the pier area, then you will run into a few homeless. The other way towards Montana St is nicer with benches and a lovely rose garden along the way.

Visited December 2012
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
508 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“What is this?”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

I guess I kind of missed what this was all about. Walked past it on the city side, but couldn't figure out what the big deal was all about.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Quiet retreat”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

A lovely quiet and relaxing retreat to enjoy a morning or afternoon walk. I had a small picnic here and watched the sun set and it was beautiful.

Visited December 2012
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San Jose, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Very nice park, which is on the top of the cliff, you can see beach below you and beautiful mountains above the ocean. Great place to stop by.

Visited November 2012
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