Why These Beaches Are Loved
Buccaneer Beach is barely 150 feet wide, but it’s a popular location for sunbathing when the weather is pleasant. San Diego gets up to 75% sunshine and rarely gets any rain. It’s one of the most pleasant cities in California when it comes to weather.
During the summer, the specific areas on Buccaneer Beach are closed to surfing to allow swimmers to partake in the ocean activities. It’s a great place for surfing, swimming, wading and body boarding. There is a lifeguard tower, even though it’s one of the smallest beaches in Oceanside.
Buccaneer Beach marks its swimming and surfing areas. Surfing is available outside the flags. The best surfing season is June through August. September through February is also good for surfing, but the months of March and April don’t have as many swells. It gets medium tides with south swells. Recommended for intermediate to experienced surfers.
Did you know?
Buccaneer Beach has a basketball court, picnic tables, barbecue grills, restrooms, shower & a snack bar.
Buccaneer Beach sits next to Buccaneer Park, a park with a jungle gym, basketball court and barbecue grills. Public restrooms and showers are available. You’ll also find picnic tables and a café. Throughout the year, the park hosts many different events.
Oceanside Boulevard Beach
Oceanside Boulevard Beach is a larger beach than Buccaneer Beach, with private homes along the beachfront.
Surfing isn’t permitted on the beach due to a large rock that sits in the surf line. At low tide, the rock is easily seen. During high tide, the rock is hidden underwater and hazardous. The area is designated for swimming, wading and body boarding.
Oceanside Boulevard Beach doesn’t have any restrooms, but it does have a shower. Public restrooms can be found at Buccaneer or Wisconsin Street beaches. There is a lifeguard on duty throughout the year, but always check the hours that a lifeguard is on duty.