Ocean Avenue (Santa Monica)

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Ocean Avenue
Ocean Avenue facing northwest

Ocean Avenue is a road in Santa Monica, California that starts at the residential Adelaide Drive on the north end of Santa Monica and ends at Pico Boulevard. Ocean Avenue is the westernmost street in Santa Monica, and for most of its course it runs parallel to Palisades Park, whose bluffs overlook Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica State Beach.

There are several luxury mid-rise and high rise condos with views overlooking the Pacific Ocean,[1][2] Santa Monica Beach, Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains. The Third Street Promenade is two blocks east. The Santa Monica Pier is located at the intersection of Ocean and Colorado.[3]

Many major east-west arterial roads such as Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard and Pico Boulevard begin their western ends on Ocean Avenue. Southeast bound past Pico Blvd., Ocean turns into Neilson Way. After Neilson Way hits Venice Beach the street becomes Pacific Avenue, which continues past Washington Boulevard through the Marina Peninsula, ultimately ending at Via Marina and the main channel connecting Marina Del Rey harbor to the Pacific Ocean.

The intersection with California Avenue (the California Incline) leads to Pacific Coast Highway. The Pacific Coast Highway itself crosses underneath Ocean Avenue via the McClure Tunnel.

Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty own a penthouse apartment on Ocean Avenue.[4]


  1. ^ "101 Ocean Condos Santa Monica | 101 Ocean Ave". www.toplacondos.com. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  2. ^ "1221 Ocean Avenue Luxury Apartments in Santa Monica". Ocean Avenue. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  3. ^ "Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica Pier Parking, Directions & Info". Visit Santa Monica. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  4. ^ "Inside The Fortune Of Britain's New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak And His Wife, Akshata Murthy". Forbes. Retrieved 25 October 2022.