Bike to Oceanside Harbor

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 4.2 miles

Road Type: Paved

Topography: Flat

Start Location: Oceanside Pier

Route Description

Riding from the Oceanside Pier to and around Oceanside Harbor is a wonderful way to spend your day.  This easy ride is perfect for the entire family and allows you to leisurely explore the Harbor with gorgeous views the entire ride. As you enter the Harbor from Pacific Street, you have two options: head to the beach or explore the Harbor regions (north and south).

Harbor Beach features wide sandy beaches, great surf conditions and a beach playground perfect for children of all ages.

Located along the south side of the Harbor is the quaint Cape Cod-style Harbor Village providing visitors with a unique experience complete with a variety of shopping, dining and recreational activities to choose from.

As you make your way to the north side of the Harbor, enjoy a bite to eat at Oceanside Broiler,  wave to the boats passing by at the fishing pier and take a photo of the “Oceanside” sign.

Dining options are available throughout the Harbor, with many restaurants offering outdoor patios with great views of the water.

Interest Points Along the Route

Harbor Beach
Harbor Beach is the most northern beach in Oceanside and has wide sandy beaches due to the large rocky jetties. The jetties also help to create large waves and great surf conditions; making it a wonderful spot to watch local surfers and take in a surf contest. Additionally, there is a playground located in the sand, making the perfect beach experience for children of all ages.

Harbor Village
The quaint Cape Cod-style Harbor Village is located along the south side of Harbor and offers a variety of shopping, dining and recreational activities to visitors.

Recreational Activities
While visiting the Harbor, there is no place better to be than in the water! There are many businesses located throughout the Harbor that offer visitors the opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind water experience, such as renting stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, boat rentals or taking a sunset sail cruise, fishing or whale watching adventure.

The “Oceanside” Sign
Whether you are looking for a unique photo-op or just want to see something pretty cool, cruise over to North Oceanside Harbor to see the Oceanside sign. Sitting along a hill, the Oceanside sign greets boaters and paddlers as they enter the Harbor.

Step-by-Step Bike Route Directions

  • From the Oceanside Pier, go north on N. Pacific Street to Harbor Drive
  • To the beach, turn left at Harbor Drive
  • For shops and restaurants, turn right at Harbor Drive