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Oceanside in the Press

Oceanside is located along the beautiful Southern California coastline and considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside enjoys a rich history as an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. The city boasts a number of important historical and cultural attractions such as Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), California’s longest wooden pier, vintage 101 Café, 1920’s era Robert’s Cottages, Top Gun House, California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

The city has served as a film location for dozens of Hollywood productions and was once the preferred getaway of many of Hollywood’s elite.

Bordering Camp Pendleton, Oceanside has long enjoyed a strong relationship with the U.S. military and a deep commitment to the men and women serving the nation.

Today, with 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is a highly sought after location for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, stand up paddling (SUP), kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding, skydiving and more.


Press Releases

Visit Oceanside has prepared distributed several press releases promoting special campaigns, new businesses and themed itineraries.  Please take a moment to review our published press releases


Articles and Editorials

Through extensive PR efforts, Oceanside, California has been featured in many online and print articles showcasing first-hand experiences of what travelers can expect during their visit. Read Articles and Editorial.


Request a Press Kit

If you are looking for additional information for an upcoming article or press / media visit, please let us know and we will send you an official Oceanside Press Kit. The press kit includes an Oceanside Visitors Guide, prepared press releases and stories in addition to a link for supporting high-res photographs.

To request a press kit, please email Leslee Gaul at leslee@visitoceanside.org.