6 Awesome Spots to Catch an Oceanside Sunset
Looking for the perfect place to watch one of Oceanside’s legendary sunsets? Look no further than these six amazing locations with views that are sure to take your breath away!
Talk about photogenic! The 1,942 foot long Oceanside Pier serves as the perfect subject to pair with the spectacular Southern California sunsets. As one of the most iconic and longest wooden piers on the West Coast, the seemingly endless wood pilings stretch to the horizon bridging the gap between the ocean expanse, the fiery orange and purple sky, and the shoreline.
Not only does the pier make for a great part of your sunset composition, it also enables you to shoot from a unique vantage point above the waves and far from the beach shore. Use this to your advantage and get a birds eye view of the surfers with the orange sky over their shoulders, or shoot back at the city to capture the warm glow the sunset casts over everything in it’s path!
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Cassidy Street Bridge
A local favorite, this small pedestrian bridge crossing South Oceanside’s Cassidy Street is just steps from the beach sand and provides not only a raised vantage point to view golden hour from, but also serves as an excellent photo subject in its own right! Grab some pictures as the sun begins to fade, then take a stroll on the beach in the colorful afterglow!
Featuring an array of sailboats and other vessels, the Oceanside Harbor also boasts it’s own intimate fishing pier as well as a quaint New England style Harbor Village complete with a lighthouse! Stroll the waters edge anywhere along Oceanside’s Harbor and witness spectacular views of the sunset contrasted by a forest of vertical masts.
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Located, you guessed it, right by the lighthouse in the Oceanside Harbor Village, this slightly upscale restaurant offers a prime location for watching the sun sink behind the horizon without sacrificing comfort. Enjoy their full menu Oyster shooters, Maine lobster, fresh fish, and steak while encapsulated with the suns final glow of the day.
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Situated in a Spanish-style villa atop a ridge east of town, Beach House Winery offers up an unparalleled panorama of the entire region for as far as the eye can see. As the sun begins to set sit back and relax on their upper deck patio with an incredible glass of local wine to savor the moment with.
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Buena Vista Lagoon Trail
For a slightly more wild sunset experience put on your walking shoes and head to the Buena Vista Lagoon, California’s only freshwater lagoon. There you’ll find along the quarter mile trail a variety of local wildlife including Blue Heron, Horned Owls and more to join you in the end of the day spectacle!