Oceanside, California is a town located between San Diego and Los Angeles in Southern California. The town prides itself on its beaches and its relation to them as well as the history of the City itself. When you go and visit you can expect great weather almost every day with 266 sunny days on average per year, which is over 60 more days than the average town in the United States. Let’s go over some of the top destinations to check out when you visit Oceanside and give you a little insight into what this glorious town has to offer.
The first thing that you’ll probably want to do is hit the beach. That’s not surprising considering that is one of the premier things that Southern California is known for but there are many beaches within the limits of Oceanside to use. On the north side of town is the Oceanside Harbor Beach near the Oceanside Beach and offers a fun acoustic spot called the “clapping circle” where you can hear a modified echo when you clap in the center of it. Farther south is the Oceanside Strand Beach and Oceanside City Beach that wraps around the Pier. Farther south is Buccaneer Beach, South Oceanside Beach, and St. Malo Beach that you can explore.
For those who aren’t just beach bums, there is plenty of other places that you can explore in Oceanside. The Oceanside Pier, which is beach adjacent stretches 596 meters into the Pacific Ocean that features a store and diner at the end of the Pier. You can walk around, relax, take in the views, or go fishing on the pier. The sunsets from the pier are a can’t miss for those visiting. Another beach-related but not beach specific activity is the California Surf Museum. This unique museum offers a look at the history of surfing in California and the growth of the surfboard over the decades by those bold enough to take on the waves. It also has can teach you how to find surf swells and exhibits some stars of the surfing industry and sport.
If you’re looking for a water-free visit in Oceanside you can also visit the Oceanside Museum of Art located in the center of town. You can also take a trip out to Mission San Luis Rey and take a tour of the restored Spanish Mission settled by the first European settlers of the area. Also see here, the History of Oceanside.
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