Are you looking for "Ocean" in California? Most locals will think you are probably referring to the big, blue Pacific. But since you're behind the wheel of a car and stopped at a light, you are looking for the Ocean that's a street. If you think that Ocean is just around the bend, in most cities along the California coast you'll be spot on, as the Brits would say.
Ocean is not necessarily one road that spans the length of the California coast, but in most beach cities, there is a road of some sort that has ocean in its name. The variations on the Ocean theme come in Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Avenue and Ocean Drive, to name a few.
Here are some cities with the name Ocean:
Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Lompoc, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Richmond, Emeryville, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Seal Beach
Ocean Street in Santa Cruz
Ocean Boulevard in Pismo Beach, Moss Beach, Newport Beach, Long Beach, San Diego, Coronado
Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove
Ocean Road in Santa Barbara
Laguna Beach has many Ocean's-- Ocean Avenue, Ocean Way, Ocean Bluff and Ocean Vista Drive in Laguna Beach