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Ocean Avenue

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Santa Monica
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Address: Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-393-6149

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A great walk through old and new Santa Monica

Walking along Ocean Avenue past the old beach cottages, deco hotels and modern high-rises is a great experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walking along Ocean Avenue past the old beach cottages, deco hotels and modern high-rises is a great experience.

Thank Vancouver63
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Umm, I'm not trying to be negative but this is a wonderful location spoilt by a significant number of homeless people, some of whom were quite prepared to abuse and shout at tourists/locals alike. The walking/running tracks and paths are excellent, we'll sign posted, clean and tidy. Maybe a little more could be done with information boards about the area,... More 

Thank ScampinIzzy
Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ocean Avenue features excellent running and jogging paths on Palisades Park which runs parallel to Ocean Ave. as well as street bike lanes, but is fairly busy and if you are a novice walk the bike until you reach the pier and coast to the beach bike path. Ocean Ave is a main thoroughfare to Pacific Coast Highway, is close... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time we visit LA we stay on this wonderful Ave, it has everything from the hustle and bustle of the pier and restaurants to the more sedate end to the north and of course Palisades Park and uninterupted views of the ocean.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll see a lot of locals taking strolls down Ocean. There are absolutely gorgeous views of the ocean and even Santa Monica mountains on a clear day.

Thank abigailalicex
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great area to walk around, get something to eat, have a picnic or just take in the sights. Lots to see and do.

Thank Lynnette2014
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The street is the site of many fine hotels, of which we have stayed in at least three over the years. All are great, but our most recent visit was to the Loew's Santa Monica, and it was fabulous. Please see my recent review. The street is contiguous to the beach, so you must cross it to get to the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park along Ocean Avenue is beautiful and a great place to watch the sunset. We had dinner and then went for a walk heading north. In August the sunsets a bit to the northwest so this was the perfect vantage point to see a beautiful sunset. Beautiful weather and scenery.

Thank luvtotravel903
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ocean Avenue is a stunner, particularly down the Ocean Park end of Santa Monica where access to the beach is closer/easier. On Ocean Ave there are a bunch of places to eat and drink and, of course, it's how you get to the famous Santa Monica pier! Avoid staying down near Casa Del Mar or Shutters on the Beach hotels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

ocean road stretches till the end of venice beach... my review would be for along santa monica... there's a couple of good beach fronting restaurant, great for seafood.. and romantic date!

Thank asylumescapee

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