Oceanside

Oceanside is a true SoCal beach town with a tangible laid-back vibe, amazing year-round weather, gorgeous beaches, and a charming harbor. Located between San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is an adventurous, playful, and diverse destination that values personal expression and originality.

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  • Stand Up Paddleboard the Oceanside Harbor

    The Oceanside Harbor is a great place to paddle board with easy parking and access to restaurants, and all protected from the wave and swells of the ocean. Often times there are sea lions, pelicans, and other marine life swimming among the hundred...

  • Bike or Skate the Strand

    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 B...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at Oceanside Pier

    Both sides of the pier are awesome to shoot but depending on the time of the year/sun position one might be better than the other. Super mellow beach to chill out at and watch the sunset. You can get some awesome reflections in the tide. Keep an e...

  • Surf Fish at Oceanside Pier

    There are lots of great beaches to fish at in Oceanside. You can fish any of these or you could choose to fish off the Oceanside Pier. You can catch many different species of fish from the shore such as croakers, corbina, surfperch, shovelnose gui...

  • Surf the South Jetty, Oceanside Harbor

    The jetty's of Oceanside Harbor serve to protect and stabilize the mouth of the San Luis Rey River meaning the sand and subsequent breaks remain fairly consistent and sand bars last for quite some time. After heavy rains large sand bars will form ...

  • Kayak the Oceanside Harbor

    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...

  • Beach Day at Buccaneer Beach

    If you're looking for a beach to bring your family, Buccaneer Beach is the place to go. It has a little bit of everything plus a huge parking lot, so it's really never full (unless you go midday on the 4th of July or something). There is a grassy ...

  • Hike and Fish at Lake Calavera

    Lake Calavera Preserve is located in Carlsbad, CA and is home to one of North America's smallest volcanoes. It is the end peak of each trail and is what's known as a "volcanic plug" (cool hardened lava). The northern face of Mount Calavera is that...

    6.24 miles

  • South Carlsbad Campground

    South Carlsbad Campground is a picturesque experience. Imagine gorgeous sea cliffs overlooking a lovely beach, with ample activities to pursue (or just lay in the sun and enjoy some quiet time). The most popular campsites, 1-70 and 156-222, are pe...

  • Run Grandview Beach

    You can start at either Grandview Beach and head south along the beach to the San Elijo lagoon, or you can start there and head north...either way you'll be amazed. The run is a relatively flat, normal beach run with a few exceptions being the ree...

    3 miles

  • Photograph Surfers at Beacons Beach

    Pack for a day of fun, and don’t forget your camera! Getting there is easy. You can plug “beacons beach” or Leucadia State Beach right into your gps. You’ll find it right off of Neptune Street, where you can park in the parking lot on top of the s...

  • Hike the Double Peak Trail

    The Double Peak Trail in Lakeview Park is a moderate hike, good for most skill levels and families. Discovery Lake is the best starting point. When you reach the top, your efforts will be rewarded with 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape...

    4.1 miles 1003 ft gain

  • 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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