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Ocean Avenue

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Address: Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-393-6149
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Watching sunrise/sunset

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Nice views of the ocean

Whether you want to take a stroll or get drive-by ocean views, this is the street for you. Either way, you will get delightful views of the Pacific Ocean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Seattle
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There are some really nice apartments along here. It is a seriously good looking place. The south end gets pretty busy though, and the traffic can be a real drag at busy times. I could definitely live here if Bill Gates decided to leave it all to me. No problemo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Whether you want to take a stroll or get drive-by ocean views, this is the street for you. Either way, you will get delightful views of the Pacific Ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful walking along the ocean from higher views. Perfect way to enjoy the ocean breezes. Lots of places to sit on benches or on the grounds.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Ocean Avenue is very pleasant to walk down, and it is only a block from the beach. We stayed at the Viceroy hotel many times so have a particular fondness for the location.

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Washington, DC
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ocean Ave could be great but we had a couple of encounters with some scary homeless people. I am not a NIMBY - quite the contrary & most of the homeless were just sleeping all over the park but a couple were screaming and yelling randomly at nothing. Obviously mentally ill & should not have been out there - for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A very busy very trendy street along santa monica blvd great views and always busy day and night and very senic great foto ops

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Glen Head, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There are so many things happening on Ocean Ave that you will never get board. So many places to eat at many bars to hand out and have a drink.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good place to be in the greater LA area. Love Santa Monika. The 3rd Street promenade is very nice. Good places to eat and shop. Its very clean. Free parking in the garages west of the 3rd street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

view is amazing! Specially from the Pier at dawn. it can be a picture perfect quality. not to mention if you go early enough you can catch the fog

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a main north-south route which parallels Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and rises above it as one drives north on the bluff, after the peak keep following Ocean down into the canyon. At the traffic signal turn left to reach PCH, turn right to return to Santa Monica. Several hotels and restaurants operate in the commercial district (south end... More 

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