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Bike or Skate the Strand

Oceanside, California

4.0/5
based on 6 reviews

Details

Distance

1 miles

Elevation Gain

0 ft

Route Type

Point-to-Point

Description

Added by Josiah Roe

Gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and the Oceanside Pier, and fun for the whole family.

Oceanside's iconic Strand is a 1 mile long ocean-front road that is perfect for cycling, walking, and running. At various points it is one way or pedestrian only, and is a must-do for any visitors to Oceanside.

From the north The Strand begins at Breakwater Way and heads south underneath The Oceanside Pier where it becomes pedestrian only. At Lot 30 (excellent parking) it becomes mixed-use again and then runs in front of delightful ocean-front cottages until it ends just south of Wisconsin Avenue.

Bike rentals are available from Wheel Fun underneath the Pier.

Checkout our Essential Gear for Adventure in Oceanside.

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Features

Cycling
Chillin
Photography
Running
Hiking
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

Oceanside is home to the classic mile stretch of concrete along the ocean with restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions surrounding you. If you're visiting San Diego I would encourage you to visit at least once.

This is a fun place to go for a bike ride and explore but it's crowded. Try not to run into anyone!!

Went with a friend and had a good time seeing the sights, but I don't think we'd go more than once. Great people watching and we loved all the beautiful houses. Lots of food options too!

Fun skate with friends

Beautiful view of the Pacific, but very crowded in the summer even during weekdays. Not nearly as glamorous as it looks in TNT’s “Animal Kingdom”

Fun place to get out, see the ocean, be close to people, & be ready to watch out for cars when they aren’t necessarily watching for you! Be careful out here when it’s tourist season. Lots going on! Better early in the morning before there is so much going on!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Oceanside, California

O’side (as locals affectionately call it) is a destination of discovery where you can explore everything from awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures, California history at the “King of Missions,” and surf culture at the California Surf Museum. As a playful and diverse destination, we value personal expression and originality, inviting you to play in a real SoCal beach town and Respect the O’riginals.

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