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“good place for pix”
Review of Ocean Avenue

Ocean Avenue
Ranked #5 of 104 things to do in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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774 reviews
406 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
“good place for pix”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

great place for sunset pictures over the water. very scenic as it is from an elevated vantage point. good area to people watch and general outdoor activities such as jogging walking biking.

Visited April 2014
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Santa Barbara, California
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“Love the beach?”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Then you'll love walking alone Ocean. You are quite a ways above the beach, but the view is specular. Even on a hot day there is usually a nice breeze.

Visited July 2014
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Brasilia
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“The hotel I stayed”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Shangri-la hotel is in the ocean avenue where you can walk, jogging and amusements during sundays with free shows. The view is fantastic. I really enjoyed beeing there.also there was the cirque de soleil!

Visited January 2014
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Brandon, Mississippi
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“Great introduction to the Pacific”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Ocean Avenue is a great place to be introduced to the Pacific Coast. There are many restaurants of all types that provide outdoor seating with great views. It is a nice walk down Ocean to get the "lay of the land" and decide which restaurant to try. It is a great break from the Third Street Promenade. I left my wife and daughters shopping in the TSP and headed to Ocean Avenue! Walk across Ocean Avenue and grab a bench and do some serious people watching, as well as grab some great views of the beach and ocean.

Visited June 2014
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Bayville, New Jersey
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“Nice stroll and view”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Nice way to have a leisurely walk down the coast with a nice breeze to cool you off. Ours culminated in the Santa Monica pier and then up to the third avenue promenade. Only downside were all the homless persons who camp out there. Basically harmless, but take away from the experience, as in all of Santa Monica. One person was shouting obscenities in the air for some reason. I feel bad for the homeless and unfortunates, but Santa Monica has a lot more than their share it seems. Don't see a lot of them in Beverly Hills does one?? Saw a young person, obviously fit to work, begging outside of the Whole Foods store. I think they go too far in Santa Monica and seem to promote and/or cater towards homeless there.

Visited June 2014
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