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Ocean Avenue

Address: Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica)
Phone Number: 310-393-6149
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Ranked #9 of 106 things to do in Santa Monica
Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Watching sunrise/sunset

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Its a great ocean view, way higher than the coast line. You can see all the way to Malibu, in the north west direction, and maybe San Pedro in the south direction. Pacific Coast highway will be directly under u, the beach and some beautiful homes. The section by the Pier is always busy and full of Tourists( if you... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lived here for 3 years... can't imagine leaving! Fabulous views of the Pacific and unbeatable sunsets...Great local facilities, fabulous restaurants and a Brit Pub (Kings Head on Santa Monica Boulevard) only 2 minutes walk away. Life just doesn't get better! :-)

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New Haven, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's become one of my favorite places in the southern California area, the view of the Pacific Ocean, hotels, restaurants, shops, people, great vibe..

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california
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195 reviews 195 reviews
64 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

lots of restaurants, hotels set along this park lined avenue which is the heart of santa monica by the ocean. street parking with meters can be found, or arrive early to get a close parking space. you can walk to the pier or promenade of just enjoy the great water views.

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

What's not to like, its an avenue on the ocean! From the restaurants to the shops to the ocean, everything about it is awesome!

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just a note that this street (Ocean Avenue) runs parallel to the beach and goes through Venice and ends at Marina Del Rey.

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Vancouver, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Take time to drive down Ocean Ave from Santa Monica pier to Venice its a great drive along the beach wit plenty to stop and do.

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Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ocean Avenue offers GREAT restaurants such as the IVY, and is close to 3rd STREET PROMENADE which is renowned for street performers, AN APPLE store, and plenty of parking and a mall full of retailers

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Essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This avenue is right on the seafront with the 3rd street promo are situated just behind it. Great location and amazing sunset views from here

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Youngstown, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We just returned from 8 days in Santa Monica, and we walked Ocean Ave every single day. Great for people-watching, as well as spectacular views...and fabulous sunsets! You have terrific restaurants and hotels on one side, and the Pacific Ocean down below the bluffs on the other side. Palisades Park is very well taken care of, and Santa Monica Pier/Pacific... More 

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