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Palisades Park

Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-828-4497
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Nice views of the beach and cliffs

Next to the pier and very relaxing! Lovely views of the beach, seemed safe. Worth checking out to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good place after red-eye flight in

I spent the morning here after a red-eye flight, waiting for my hotel to accept check-in. I felt... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Matilda F
Mannheim, Germany
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“palm trees” (21 reviews)
“rose garden” (12 reviews)
Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
+1 310-828-4497
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1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Next to the pier and very relaxing! Lovely views of the beach, seemed safe. Worth checking out to take a walk.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I spent the morning here after a red-eye flight, waiting for my hotel to accept check-in. I felt very safe here, people sleeping, yes, but also Mum's and fitness-people. Same shady places, a bit of a breeze. Very clean and 2 toilet blocks. For other...More

Thank Matilda F
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is called the park. However, other than the footpath and a little bit of grass beside it, it really does not pass muster as an actual park. There are of course very nice views of the beach and at the civic ocean. Otherwise, there's...More

Thank vincemc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty landscaping and very clean. A nice morning walk. Some homeless, not disturbing. Excellent views of the beach down below.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is across the street from several hotels to the east, and the beautiful ocean to the west. If you want a great view of the sunset, the water, the coastline that bends north to Malibu or straight south to Venice, then visit this...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's the best for running/jogging in the morning with the view of the pch and the ocean. Easy for parking and it's nice for picnic too. Make sure to check out the rose garden. Stop and smell the roses, delicious :)

Thank Missellen1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now for the bad news first. Santa Monica is a very expensive place period. Parking and Traffic are just tough. But once you get here. It is well worth the effort! As it has the bets view of the start of the Pacific Ocean.

Thank David L
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Good place to jog or just walk and enjoy ocean views. Nice and quiet neighborhood. Some nice pictures to be taken here too.

Thank Ksksksksks
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great little park near the Santa Monica pier. The park is beautiful surrounded by palm trees. The only advised that is not the cleanest park and there are a lot of transients but they do not bother you and it has a...More

Thank love2beme
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Parking was no problem on Sunday morning at 7:30. A few people were walking or doing yoga. From the Park you have a pretty view of the pier and the beach below.

Thank deborah r
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
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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