The Oceanside beaches make up more than three miles of San Diego coastline. The frequently sunny, clear South Californian skies lend themselves well to ocean activities like swimming and surfing, both of which are big draws at these beaches.
Most of the beaches on the northern half of Oceanside are sandier, with more space to sunbathe. Beaches on the southern end tend to be rockier, but they make up for this with easy access to the ocean and other fun activities. Oceanside even has its own boardwalk, as well as a pier.
During your visit, make sure to check out some of the unique experiences offered at these beaches. While they’re mainly known for their surfers and swimmers, that’s not all you can do. Spend some time in a sailboat, learning how to harness the wind, or take a once-in-a-lifetime photo on a whale watching tour.
Don’t forget to say hello to Oceanside’s resident mascot, Charlie the pelican! Charlie frequents the pier and can often be found at the Pier Bait Shop.