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Lovely walk

We had a one day stopover in Santa Monica so we caught a Uber to Venice Beach and walked back along... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
likearollingstone
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australia
Nice area to walk

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rene C
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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank likearollingstone
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Rene C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank MarcosVellinho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

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.

1  Thank m2swim
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Drove along Ocean - quick and easy way to get around the area. Nice - relaxing drive - recommended. 😃

Thank Altius10
Reviewed September 3, 2018

you can walk along the road or beach. there's lots to see and do. the sea is ok but the beach is great ! you can walk cycle run etc. worth the visit

Thank Louis L
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