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Palisades Park

Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-458-8644
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Nice walk Along the Ocean

Along with the Santa Monica Pier the Palisades Park is a Park you should walk. Nicely maintained... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Jon M
,
Little Rock, Arkansas
via mobile
Pacific at its Finest

On the beach you get to play in the ocean, but you can't experience its grandeur. For that you need... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Cornelius T
,
Santa Monica, California
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (17 reviews)
“homeless people” (49 reviews)
“palm trees” (21 reviews)
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Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
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"rose garden"
in 17 reviews
"homeless people"
in 49 reviews
"palm trees"
in 21 reviews
"san vicente"
in 5 reviews
"the santa monica pier"
in 33 reviews
"great ocean"
in 4 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 5 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 18 reviews
"nice walk"
in 14 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 8 reviews
"walking path"
in 5 reviews
"watching the sunset"
in 4 reviews
"public restrooms"
in 4 reviews
"southern california"
in 6 reviews
"people watch"
in 7 reviews
"street promenade"
in 4 reviews
"bluff"
in 35 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Along with the Santa Monica Pier the Palisades Park is a Park you should walk. Nicely maintained and great views of the ocean and sights along the main drag. Highly recommended to do!!

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

On the beach you get to play in the ocean, but you can't experience its grandeur. For that you need to stand on the bluff overlooking the Pacific, high above Santa Monica Beach. Palisades Park is a swath of green that runs the length of...More

Thank Cornelius T
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

wonderful place to walk overlooking Santa Monica bay great place to walk off those pounds you gained from eating pastries, ice cream etc don't walk alone after dark

Thank femderm13
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Long path, great for running, jogging, walking etc. Amazing view of the beach and Santa Monica Pier. There is also a pretty rose garden.

Thank Alexandria S
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Palisades Park is one of the most beautiful places in Santa Monica. There are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean just beyond the massive bluff and you won't catch a better sunset in this part of town! This is the ideal place to go for...More

Thank unabashedly
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Palisades Park is a beautiful place to take lovely sunset pictures and pictures of Santa Monica Pier... but the homeless have taken over the park. The Park is dirty and reeks smells of urine. The homeless are camped out everywhere. They are sleeping on the...More

Thank Harold R
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Very well kept park. Excellent for walking, jogging, and people watching. Excellent views of beach and ocean. Lots of activities here!

Thank howellm2016
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Went for a walk here after I was on the pier. It's a nice walk with some beautiful views of the ocean and surrounding area. A great place to spend some time.

Thank davidson168
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

When you walk there, you will have the view of the sea, being above sea level (maybe 20-40 metres?) Beyond that, there is nothng special in the park and it is not very shady either.

Thank Maximilian H
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

another great place to walk around. Tons of homeless people (very sad) but they are friendly, say hello. Its safe, its beautiful.

Thank Misonix
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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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