San Diego County Travel Guides
Oceanside Travel Guide
Oceanside has over 3.5 miles of white sandy beaches making an ideal place for sunning, surfing, and sandcastle building. Stroll along the water front or bring your pole for some great surf fishing. With easy beach access Oceanside presents one of the finest beach areas on the west coast. Harbor Beach alone offers more than 16 acres of clean level sand.
Oceanside Harbor, a 900 + boat recreational marina that sits along the northwest borders of the city, has fine restaurants, picnic tables, and a Harbor Village with shops, eateries, and a lighthouse. Oceanside's Harbor is a mecca for sportfishing, whale watching, boating and other water activities. It offers services for boat, kayak and jetski rentals. The Marina inside the harbor has sloops ranging in length from 25-51 feet. Harbor Days is a scheduled annual event held the 3rd weekend in September.
The historic Oceanside Pier is a prized community resource. At its current 1,942 feet in length, it remains one of the longest wooden construction recreational piers on the West Coast. The pier is a recreational common ground for Oceanside. Young and old, fisherman and surfer, tourist and residents all mingle, stroll and sit to watch the waves or the sunset.
Oceanside boasts 3 golf courses, numerous tennis courts and over 6 miles of beachfront roadway, perfect for jogging, biking or rollerblading. Oceanside also hosts numerous amateur and professional surfing contests through out the year.