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Ocean Avenue

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

Incredible ocean view. Runs along Palisades Park. Several restaurants on opposite side. Expect traffic, especially in the summer. Scenic route to Santa Monica Pier.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
SJR55
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San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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120 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Incredible ocean view. Runs along Palisades Park. Several restaurants on opposite side. Expect traffic, especially in the summer. Scenic route to Santa Monica Pier.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place to walk. Ocean to the west and hotels, restaurants to the east. Perfect holiday setting. It's a must do. Trust me you won't be alone!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 657 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely area and a lovely walk. We didn't have much time in Santa Monica but enough for a 'taster' for next time.

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Westchester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Makes you wonder why anyone would live anywhere else. So beautiful. And you can see the ocean to the north and then the mountains. There is a restaurant there called The Ivy at the Shore that is my favorite in LA.

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ocean Avenue is home to some of the best hotels in Santa Monica. It also provides a great view of the ocean as you drive along. Make your way to the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, and more. Access to the Pacific Coast Highway is also conveniently located near the Pier.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most lovely strolls in Santa Monica is along Ocean avenue in Palisades Park, there are usually plenty of moms with strollers, joggers, and people walking small dogs. The view is nicer on the park side of the street but there also tend to be more colorful local elements, who can occasionally be confrontational. If you stay on... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

restaurants and the pier is the best , ride the roller coaster and get a day pass so you can ride all of the rides unlimited

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Access to beach, sitting areas to watch the ocean, people performing and place to relax, lots of people practice acrobatics and people foot juggling with people taking various athletic poses (difficult to describe), perhaps it should be called posers beach? bike hire, places to eat.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You got the ocean view , the Santa Monica beach and pier. the characteristic palm trees and the bluffs gives this place an stunning appearance. I will spend a lot of time here, next time I am in town

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Running along the Pacific Ocean, this street has a park along much of its length, shops and restaurants, and great ocean views. It's also a great spot for people watching; they're all here.

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