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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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along santa monica

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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180 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Lake Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A teeming glut of humanity. Dirty. Creepy. Yuk. Definitely miss this. Find a more secluded beach to chill on. Couldn't wait to get out of this area.

Thank Nancy V
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ocean Avenue was a great walking experience with spectacular views of the ocean and the pier, particularly at night - highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, santa Monica at sunset do not miss it if you are around the area. It worth stopping by at any time of the year. Enjoy it ..

Thank hadi m
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Escape the crazy tourist frenzy near the Pier and live like a local by taking a walk along the cliff's edge of Palisades Park (known to locals as "the Bluffs"). Nearby neighbors, including their dogs, are out relaxing on the benches, suntanning on the grass, playing chess, and meeting each other, particularly at sunset.

Thank ElleBeInLA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always love being on that street and still love the chance to go anywhere I need to go via ocean

Thank johnmarshall11
Hamilton, Ontario
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to area on a monday evening . Lots of people around walking and cycling . You hear many languages walking around. Beautiful view of the beach and the peir. There are somehote S and pkaces to eat. Very casual walking area. Acess to get on beach

Thank Adele G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As its name suggests, Ocean Avenue provides nice views of the ocean, if you can part the crowds long enough to see it. The avenue is lined with upscale shops, restaurants, cafes, and hotels, and provides a very nice backdrop for strolling along the ocean and taking in the vibe of Santa Monica.

Thank ERFSU82
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

Thank SJR55
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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!

Thank wasntme58

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