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The real "Main Street" of Santa Monica.

Fabulous views and great Restaurants and choice hotels make this the place to be in Santa Monica... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richard C
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York, Pennsylvania
No better place to walk in Santa Monica

Go in the morning....go in the evening.....go at sunset You will always walk away feeling... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
653fayef
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous views and great Restaurants and choice hotels make this the place to be in Santa Monica. Go!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go in the morning....go in the evening.....go at sunset You will always walk away feeling great...amazing views...places to sit.....

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 653fayef
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We had a one day stopover in Santa Monica so we caught a Uber to Venice Beach and walked back along the beachfront to Santa Monica. What a lovely relaxing walk enjoying the sights of the path and amazing real estate that fronts the waters....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank likearollingstone
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you want to just relax and take in the view, ocean avenue is definitely the way to go. Great place to just take it all in.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rene C
Reviewed October 28, 2018

When going to the pier, make sure to save an hour to walk by this street, taking some cool picture in it, and a cool view from the pier from a little bit far.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarcosVellinho
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Good location along the beach top to take a stroll with, good views across the bay and to walk the last part of Route 66.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ahtrains
Reviewed October 21, 2018

It is the most important point of santa monica...the ocean avenue. If you can drive farer...towards marina del rey you will not regret.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jehudam2017
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Lots to see and do along Ocean Avenue but you're never quite sure if you're safe with so many homeless and derelict people hanging around. You're also permanently avoiding people on bikes, scooters and scate boards. Its rating is saved by it's cafe's restaurants and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Reuben M
Reviewed September 30, 2018

It is very beautiful avenue along the ocean. The sand and three palm trees bunches in front of blue ocean looks stunning. A walk in ocean cool wind even in noon is very good.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Had some time to waste so I went walking along Ocean. Very nice views and shaded areas to sit and walk. The ocean breeze makes the trip worthwhile.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
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