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Palisades Park

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Address: Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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This lush, 25-acre park overlooking the Pacific is a wonderful place for...

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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Beautiful park despite the great abundance of homeless

This is a great place for a walk with lovely views. There are public restrooms and water fountains. Check out the erosion of the bluff while looking down at the beach. The old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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46703
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place for a walk with lovely views. There are public restrooms and water fountains. Check out the erosion of the bluff while looking down at the beach. The old walking path has completely fallen off the bluff.

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Thank chelseasly
Santa Monica, California
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful place to sit & take in the view over the bluff to the ocean. Great pathways & newly planted grass & well maintained landscape. One of the most pleasant places to relax, meditate, talk or just gain a wonderful perspective.

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Thank Mark G
Inglewood, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you truly want to appreciate the beauty of Santa Monica, take a little time to park and walk Palisades Park. This little stretch is so beautiful with its sweeping panoramic view of the Santa Monica Bay, beaches, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Santa Monica Mountains and Catalina Island. This is well worth the time it takes to stroll and breathe in... More 

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Thank 617marciaw
Santa Monica, CA
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best deal in Santa Monica! I love going to Palisades Park to watch the sunset, go for a walk (3 miles round trip from San Vicente to the Santa Monica pier), and enjoy the ocean views. The public bathrooms are clean and there are picnic tables available. It is one of my favorite things about living in Santa Monica.

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Thank ScottyMojito
Los Angeles
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My favorite place for brisk walks, yoga, picnic on the grass and sunsets. Especially the stretch between California and it's northern end is beautifully landscaped and well kept. Such a lovely place to be alone or with friends and family! A must visit!

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Thank LAVict0ria
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was there in April, weather was cool but still great for a morning run, park is beautiful overlooking the ocean and great for walking or running, I even saw 1 "star" walking.

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Thank jammer672016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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670 reviews
386 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Palisades Park is located between Ocean Avenue and the Santa Monica Beach. It is a great place for jogging, walking, or sitting to enjoy sunset on the beach. The palm trees and flower bushes along the walking path make the park more of the big garden, not just a green space. The area next to the Pier Gate is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to watch a sunset... especially at the northern part called inspiration point! I went here with my Dad the other day we had a great time. We witnessed of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen in years! It's always a little less busy than the park by the promenade and you can actually get... More 

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Thank Greg P
Munich, Germany
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The park itself is very beautiful and provides a nice ocean view. There are some rather dirty spots and many homeless people though.

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Pasadena, California
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104 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A great break from the commercial retail crowds of Third Street Promenade, this small park hosts an occasional small festival but it has quaint walkways and plenty of shade from palm trees for a cool refresher near the sand and surf.

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