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Palisades Park

Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-828-4497
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Great place to kick back watch ocean from on high, do Thai Chi, relax in the sun. Clean, many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark G
Santa Monica, California
via mobile
Beautifully Maintained & Groomed

Our Accommodation was across the road from this park and it was delightful to look out, see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“homeless people” (48 reviews)
“rose garden” (15 reviews)
“palm trees” (21 reviews)
Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
+1 310-828-4497
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to kick back watch ocean from on high, do Thai Chi, relax in the sun. Clean, many benches, great landscaping, several ways to beach. Unfortunately there are few homeless folks.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Accommodation was across the road from this park and it was delightful to look out, see the Park & ocean beyond. Santa Monica is home to a large number of "homeless ex-veterans" who are well cared for here, but no matter how much accommodation...More

1  Thank ChristinaMCGM
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Palisades Park is a sliver of a park sandwiched between Santa Monica's Ocean Front Drive and the beach below. Several stairs and passageways let you travel down to the sand, should you want to. However, the elevation change gives the park and its higher perch...More

Thank lwturner
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A great park which is relaxing with a great view of the Bay and Pier. The park has lots of Palm trees, gardens and toilets. Park is easily accessed by car or public transport. Heaps of restaurants and shopping close by

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Pet friendly, nice walk or biking, beautiful view of the bay, close to downtown and plenty of restaurants.

1  Thank Isabel B
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!!

2  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 30 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

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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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