Kayak the Oceanside Harbor

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Unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and the Oceanside coastline.

Sea kayaking from the Oceanside Harbor public kayak launch is one of the best ways to experience the Oceanside coast and the Pacific Ocean.

There is ample parking along North Harbor Drive with the public kayak launch well-marked on the street.

You can paddle around the harbor or you can go out past the jetties to take in the entire coastline. There are some excellent fishing spots and local guides are available. You can also rent Hobie kayaks, which are a local brand and institution.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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