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great stretch with lots to see & do

you can walk along the road or beach. there's lots to see and do. the sea is ok but the beach is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louis L
Nicosia, Cyprus
Stunning and never gets old!!

This classic stretch of Santa Monica is just stunning! One beautiful view after the next - the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to view the beach - though you may be up on a bluff near the Shangri-la end. Nice walking area, though watch out for the homeless and zipping scooters. There are only two hotels actually with beach front (the really pricey ones), all...More

Thank LindaW3559
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This classic stretch of Santa Monica is just stunning! One beautiful view after the next - the ocean, palm trees, hotels, restaurants, apartments. Great people watching!

Thank travelchamp1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long stretches of sandy beaches is what you get here. The beaches are full of sea lovers and sun-bathing seekers. It is very pleasant when the weather is breezy. Enjoy

Thank drjsaleh
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Being Santa Monica's main street alongside the coast it is an ideal place to walk. There are apartment buildings, shops, restaurants and hotels. It is busier and more crowded in the vicinity of the pier. The authorities obviously manage the area well.

Thank Betula103
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Took a ride in a Mercedes Benz with the top down and drove up and down Ocean Avenue. Did Malibu and other places. fun day.

Thank MarcelU1968
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I grew up in Santa Monica out walking along the Bluffs which are Ocean Avenue. You can start at the north end for better parking options and a picnic and walks south. The path ends at theat the pier which is obviously more crowded. There...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Parked up along the sea front and walked along Ocean Avenue. Lovely just to walk along, taking your time and sitting down and just people watching.

Thank susieb20
Reviewed July 15, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

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
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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
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