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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

“Preserving California’s Precious Resources”

Oceanside shares its northern border with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.  Located approximately 38 miles from downtown San Diego and 82 miles south of Los Angeles, it’s the Corps’ largest West Coast expeditionary training facility, encompassing more than 125,000 acres of Southern California terrain. 

Camp Pendleton is a training ground for various tactical forces across all the armed forces, with a particular focus on infantry and amphibious sea-to-shore training.

Visit Oceanside has created this resource guide for visitors interested in visiting Camp Pendleton and those interested in learning more.

Fun Facts

Camp Pendleton Main Entrance 1950s


Visiting Camp Pendleton

Marine West Expo

Mud Run

Military Reunions

Overview of Camp Pendleton