Perfectly situated between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is an original Southern California beach town. Visitors enjoy a quintessential California coastal escape that includes wide sandy beaches, a quaint New England-style harbor, historic wooden pier, and charming bungalow neighborhoods. O’side (as locals affectionately call it) is a destination of discovery where visitors can explore everything from California history at the “King of Missions” to surf culture at the California Surf Museum and awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures. This playful and fun destination thrives on taking recreation to the next level and boasts world-class surfing, skateboarding, bike riding, boating and even skydiving. A flourishing food and craft beer scene reflects Oceanside’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit, as do exciting arts and culture programs that highlight the city’s history, diversity and friendly, laid-back attitude. Classically charming, eclectic, and always genuine, Oceanside is an ideal place to stay and a true O’riginal.

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O’riginal O’siders Video Series

Animal Kingdom- Filming Location - Oceanside Pier

Filming Locations

oceanside pier, viewfinder, great for kids, surfing

Oceanside Beaches