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Palisades Park

Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-828-4497
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nice walkway about 30 m above sea level

When you walk there, you will have the view of the sea, being above sea level (maybe 20-40 metres... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maximilian H
Gothenburg, Sweden
very nice place to walk around

another great place to walk around. Tons of homeless people (very sad) but they are friendly, say... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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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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Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
+1 310-828-4497
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Misonix
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many homeless people over there (they are friendly and good to say at least helo) there are restrooms and drinking watrer dispensors

Thank AlexaKPL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunsets are magnificent. Walking along the bluff in the midst of the big city has long been one of my favorite places. Turn your back on Ocean Avenue and forget the urban chaos across the street. The Los Angeles Marathon finish line is at Palisades...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach views, people watching, beautiful little rose garden and sculptures. Always nice to walk along.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful park very clean wonderful beach and ocean views.Lots of people walking and sitting. Picnics or walking their dogs. Super cute on a date or group or just by yourself.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views as you walk to Santa Monica . Not much else to look at. It's just a park attached to the beach. It's nice and elevated some what.

Thank debs476
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 18 August 2017

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
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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