Oceanside California Pier Photo and Information

Historic Oceanside Pier is one of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast, spanning 1,942 feet in length. Opened in 1987 as the cityy's sixth pier to be built (and fifth on this spot), it is located on Third Street. You can enjoy a meal at Ruby's Diner, go fishing or stroll to the end to see Oceanside Harbor, a marina that sits along the northwest border of the city. 

Welcome to Oceanside, a charming beach city located 35 miles north of San Diego and 83 miles south of Los Angeles in a region of San Diego County called North County.  It ranks 2nd in the United States for best climate with around 10 inches of rain per year and an average day time temperature of 69 degrees Fahrenheit. 

It's no wonder that this location was chosen as home to Camp Pendleton United States Marine Corps. If you serve in the US military, this is a spot you want to be assigned to. Bordered on the north by 125,0000-acre Camp Pendleton, 17 miles of coastline, is a land buffer  between San Diego and the Los Angeles/Orange County megopolis.  The presence of the 1st Marine Division and over 38,000 military  personnel impacts the personality of Oceanside. With a median  age of 32.1, the population is young, busy, and fast-growing. 

While the military influence can be seen in the local economy, Oceanside is an ideal spot to live or to vacation in.  A 3.5 mile long beach and a 1,000 boat harbor offers day and half day fishing trips, boat excursions plus shopping and dining. There's an historic Mission San Luis Rey, just 4 miles from the beach and Oceanside's next door neighbor, Carlsbad is home to Legoland, one of California's unique amusements built for children ages 3 to 12.  


Public Transportation: Amtrak and Coaster commuter train from Oceanside to San Diego,  North County Transit District, Oceanside Municipal Airport,  Palomar/McClellan Airport in Carlsbad, John Wayne Airport in Orange  County, and Lindbergh Field in San Diego.

Golf courses: El Camino Country Club, Emerald Isle, Oceanside Municipal, and Center City.

Parks: Nine parks; 3.5 miles of public beaches; four community centers;  two public swimming facilities. Camp  Utilized with special permission, Pendleton includes three mountain ranges, bike trails, and recreational facilities. The beaches are beautiful, soft sand beaches with volleyball sand courts and fire rings for beach bonfires. (subject to change)

Special attractions:   Oceanside Harbor and the longest wooden recreational pier (1942 feet), San Luis Rey Mission Museum and Retreat, pier fishing, sport fishing, sailing, surfing,  International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, Buena Vista Lagoon and  Audubon Society's Museum and Habitat, Thursday morning Farmers'  Market, surfing contests, whale watching in January and February  and Harbor Days in September.


Contact information:

Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center, 2202 South Coast Highway 760-439-2473 

California Surf Museum, 223 North Coast Highway 760-721-6876  

Center City Golf Course  760-433-8590  

El Camino Country Club   760-757-2100  

Emerald Isle Golf  760-721-4700  

Museum of Art  704 Pier View Way 760-721-ARTS  

Oceanside Civic Center  300 North Coast Highway  

Oceanside Golf Course  760-433-1360  

Vista Valley Country Club 760-758-5275 

Not far from Oceanside are some other popular places to see:

Delmar Race Track


San Diego Wild Animal Park

San Diego Zoo

Sea World

Tijuana, Mexico

Historic Old Town, San Diego 

  Elevation:  47'  Information:  760-722-1534 


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