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Palisades Park

Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-828-4497
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An elegant park with a birds eye view of the beach and steps away from shops and food

Palisades Park is a sliver of a park sandwiched between Santa Monica's Ocean Front Drive and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
greater los angeles
Very relaxing with a beautiful view

A great park which is relaxing with a great view of the Bay and Pier. The park has lots of Palm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony S
Coombabah, 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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • 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

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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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