We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ocean Avenue

Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-393-6149
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Where it all happens in SM!

Whether you're looking for a walking trail, shops, dining or a rooftop bar, Ocean Ave in Santa... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amanda C
,
Gold Coast, Australia
ESENTIAL PART OF SANTA MONICA VISIT

Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (the Movie), and a critical part of seeing Santa Monica, Walk, run... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David H
,
Lima, Peru
Read all 615 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“palisades park” (28 reviews)
“runs parallel” (6 reviews)
“great drive” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
CONTACT
+1 310-393-6149
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Santa Monica
from US$27.95
More Info
from US$68.00
More Info
from US$85.00
More Info
from US$92.61
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (615)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"palisades park"
in 28 reviews
"runs parallel"
in 6 reviews
"great drive"
in 4 reviews
"great street"
in 4 reviews
"palm trees"
in 7 reviews
"homeless people"
in 14 reviews
"santa monica bay"
in 4 reviews
"walk up"
in 4 reviews
"main street"
in 4 reviews
"people watch"
in 11 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 4 reviews
"los angeles"
in 6 reviews
"venice beach"
in 8 reviews
"street performers"
in 6 reviews
"sunset"
in 29 reviews
"pier"
in 57 reviews
"traffic"
in 18 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 336 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether you're looking for a walking trail, shops, dining or a rooftop bar, Ocean Ave in Santa Monica is where you'll find it. From buskers along the street, to arriving at the Pier, or finding lobster or steak, this is where you need to head....More

Thank Amanda C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (the Movie), and a critical part of seeing Santa Monica, Walk, run or drive down the boulevard and enjoy the view from the top of the cliff overlooking the ocean. You can't really visit without going here. A...More

Thank David H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Seablue hotel(formerly "the hotel California and had a room over lookingOcean Ave.was pretty cool.

Thank jmid7777
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a beautiful road no doubt but the traffic takes away from all the pleasure. Stop and go traffic at all times of the day, you need to do this road early morning or late evening to make it worth while. I suggest heading up...More

Thank Ashley S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After all the traffic on the highway getting here, I'd have to say it was worth the drive. We ended up putting our feet in the sand and ocean for a bit then went onto explore more of our surroundings.

Thank AR1350
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Ocean Avenue is a main street in Santa Monica that runs parallel to the coastline of Santa Monica Bay and Palisades Park. You can walk, run, bike, drive or take a tour along Ocean Avenue... It is the location of several restaurants, hotels, apartments and...More

1  Thank lwj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed May 30, 2018

And not just for the Yellowcard song! This is a can't miss destination when making your way to LA, and I do all I can to stay as close to the water as possible.

1  Thank MelissaJonesVegas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed May 21, 2018

The Ocean avenue was part of the itinerary of our City Sightseeing bus tour and we took the opportunity to go down at a stop on the Avenue to have a look around . The beach is beautiful , the Avenue is like a garden...More

Thank belleretraite
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Ocean View Avenue, says it All😎🇺🇸. The reason to go to California is to enjoy a Drive along the Coast of the Pacific.PCH. It’s what I Love about going to California for. Riding along the “PCH pacific coast highway “. 👍😎🇺🇸

1  Thank jumpinjohnny1903
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Went north from Colorado to Montana and the relaxed feel improved as one progressed to the smart apartment blocks. Quite a busy traffic route though and the car is king.

Thank David G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 36 hotels in Santa Monica
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
1,415 reviews
.05 km away
Seaview Hotel
502 reviews
.05 km away
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
2,847 reviews
.13 km away
Viceroy Santa Monica
1,777 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Brunos
259 reviews
.30 km away
Stella Barra Pizzeria
217 reviews
.35 km away
Casa Martin
300 reviews
.29 km away
Big Deans Oceanfront Cafe
364 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Attractions
Santa Monica Pier
15,297 reviews
.44 km away
Tongva Park
184 reviews
.35 km away
Palisades Park
494 reviews
.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ocean Avenue staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit