Tyson Street Beach and Park & Wisconsin Street Beach

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These beaches run from Tyson Street south to Wisconsin Street Beach.
Tyson Street Beach features a grassy area and playground. Wisconsin Street Beach is a great place to enjoy beach walking when the tides are low.
Why you'll love this beach
Why you'll love this beach
Go for a Walk and Soak Up the Sun at Tyson Street Beach and Park Wisconsin Street Beach
Tyson St & Wisconsin St Beaches
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Parking
Things to Do
Tips
How to get there
Parking

Overview

Looking South at Tyson Street BeachLifeguard Tower 7 at High Tide at Wisconsin Street Beach

Tyson Street Beach and Park is within walking distance of Oceanside Pier. The park is a great place for picnics. Access off Pacific Street to use the stairs. This beach is very popular in the summer. Surfing is prohibited when there are many people on the beach.

Wisconsin Street Beach is a narrow beach that is generally covered in water at high tide. During low tides, it’s a great place to enjoy a walk along the beach to enjoy the oceanside homes. The beach is open to all kinds of water activities. It’s a less-populated beach.

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Things to Do

Fishing
Fishing
Sunbathing
Sunbathing

Why You Should Go

Tyson Street Beach

Tyson Street Beach is known for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the Oceanside. The large grassy area is a nice place to relax and play frisbee. There are plenty of picnic tables to enjoy a meal while you’re at the beach. A playground offers options when kids get tired of playing in the water. There are restrooms and showers.

Tyson Street Beach is also known as Recovery Reef by surfers. It gets beach-break type waves for surfers of all experiences. You do have to be careful about rip currents and undertow. Surfing may be prohibited when the beach is busy, during the summer especially on the weekends. The area is known for surfing year-round, with bigger and more powerful waves in the winter.

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Did you know?
At Tyson Street Beach during high tide most if not all of the beach is underwater. Walking / jogging along the beachside street is a sight with the ocean splashing against the rocky backdrop of the beach.

Wisconsin Street Beach

Wisconsin Street Beach features restrooms and showers. It does have one lifeguard tower, but this beach is more known for surfing and beach walking, not swimming. It’s not recommended to visit during high tide, as the beach may be covered in water. It is close to the Oceanside Pier, making it a nice place to come when you need a quieter place to relax.

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How to Get There & Parking

Free Parking
Free Parking
Lot Parking
Lot Parking
Neighborhood Parking
Neighborhood Parking
Street Parking
Street Parking

Getting to Tyson St & Wisconsin St Beaches

Oceanside is accessible by many transit systems from San Diego to the south and Los Angeles to the north. There are also systems that run east to west. Oceanside is centrally-located between San Diego and Los Angeles, making it a great place to stay to explore both cities when you’re in Southern California.

To get to Tyson Street Beach, off I-5 take the Mission Avenue exit to go west. Continue on Mission Avenue to Pacific Street, where you take a left to go to about half a mile until you get to Tyson Street. For the Wisconsin Street Beach, take the Oceanside Boulevard exit off I-5. Go west toward the beach. It’s less than one mile. Take a right at the beach to find parking.

Parking Near Tyson St & Wisconsin St Beaches

Parking can be hard to find at Tyson Street Beach during the summer months. Parking options include both free and paid parking. Read the signs to make sure you understand the rules and guidelines. There are two handicapped spots available at the parking lot on the corner of Mission Avenue and Myers Street.

For the Wisconsin Street Beach, you’ll find a pay parking lot near the lifeguard tower on The Strand and parking along Pacific Street. You may also find parking in residential areas, but always pay attention to the signs.

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Know Before You Go & Tips

Lifeguards
Lifeguards
No Alcohol
No Alcohol
No Camping
No Camping
No Dogs
No Dogs
No Glass Containers
No Glass Containers
No Motorized Vehicles
No Motorized Vehicles
No Smoking
No Smoking
Picnic Tables
Picnic Tables
Playground
Playground
Public Transportation
Public Transportation
Restrooms
Restrooms
Shade
Shade
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available

Tips to Know

Fishing at Tyson St & Wisconsin St Beach

If you plan on fishing at Tyson Street Park or Wisconsin Street Beach, check with a local shop for the best bait and tackle options. Kids under 16 years old do not need a fishing license to fish anywhere along the beach. Anyone over 16 needs a fishing license for fishing anywhere except the Oceanside Pier.

Weather

Don’t panic if the morning is cool. Take a sweatshirt for your morning activities. It will warm up. The San Diego climate features mostly sunny days each year. It rarely rains in Oceanside.

Understanding Black Ball Flags

Make sure to understand the flags that tell you what activities are permitted in each area or ask the lifeguards. A yellow flag with a black ball in the center indicates no surfing. A red flag indicates that swimming is prohibited. A checkered flag is a boundary between surfing and swimming spaces.

No Dogs

No dogs are allowed on Tyson Street Beach or Wisconsin Street Beach.

Tyson Street Beach and Park & Wisconsin Street Beach
is Known For:
Surfing
Surfing
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Lifeguards
Lifeguards
Restrooms Available
Restrooms Available
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available
This Month's Forecast
67℉ / 79℉
Sunny in September
Oct
63℉ / 78℉
Sunny in October
Nov
56℉ / 73℉
Sunny in November
Dec
51℉ / 68℉
Sunny in December

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