For one of the best beach experiences in all of Oceanside, a visit to the Oceanside Pier, Pier View North & Pier View South Beaches is a must! These gorgeous beaches are bisected by a large pier that provides the perfect spot for watching wildlife, as you can frequently spot seals, dolphins, and pelicans nearby. Sportfishing for harbor fish like barracuda, mackerel, and halibut is also popular along the pier.
Pier View South Beach is the livelier of the two beaches, complete with its own showers, restrooms, and an oceanside park with picnic tables, fire pits, and barbecues. It’s a popular spot for swimming and surfing with surfing contests held here throughout the year.
While Pier View North Beach is a little quieter, this makes it a great spot for laid-back swimming and sunbathing. Play some beach volleyball, or catch a show at the amphitheater just a little ways off the beach on Pier View Way.
Other popular Oceanside beach activities include biking, running along the shore, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Be sure to rent a surfboard, paddle board, or kayak with your Go City San Diego pass using discount code GVSD5OFF to save even more!