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“Sunset over the Pacific”
Review of Ocean Avenue

Ocean Avenue
Ranked #7 of 108 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great view from the bluffs over the ocean especially at sundown. A wonderful stroll from the corner of San Vicente Blvd to the Santa Monica Pier. Don't miss the pier carousel.

Thank Roaver
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Ocean Ave is a great place to get both views of the ocean and do a spot of people watching. If you want to sit and watch the sunset with a drink in hand then this is the place. There are some lovely parks along the way and the first Friday of each month lots of food trucks around for a great meal.

Thank lindadownunder
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Ocean blv has nice hotels and condo buildings but he real pleasure on Ocean blv is to walk the path of Palissade park, on the ocean side of the street. Best spot to catch the sunset. Ocean blv is up the cliff from the ocean and beach. (See reviews of Palissade Parks for more details).
Stay away from Ocean blv with you car... park down the cliff, at the beach's parking lots (huge) and walk the steps up to Ocean blv and Palissade park.

Thank Ben0844
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

One of the best strolls in the country. Watch out for the homeless, though. They are harmless, but might scare grandma or the kids.

Thank SkyKingBoston
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

There is a lot of traffic. Very crowded. Really there is not much to see. Not worth going to see because you can go to Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach for a much better view and more restaurants and excitement.

Thank HondaMike
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