Beautiful Harbor Beach is Oceanside’s largest beach, offering everything from surfing to volleyball. The Oceanside Harbor, adjacent to Harbor Beach, has many amenities including the Marina Inn Hotel and a variety of shops.
At 1,942 feet, the historical Oceanside Pier is one of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast. Take a leisurely stroll out over the Pacific Ocean, watch the surfers ride a wave, fishermen catch a fish, or grab a bite to eat at the famous Ruby’s Diner located at the end of the pier.
This is a quiet, family beach located just south of Oceanside Harbor. It is popular with surfers and volleyball players. The river jetty is where the San Luis Rey River meets the ocean. A sandbar is often formed here and creates a good surf break.
The beaches north of the Oceanside Pier have much more sand than those south of the pier and provide more space for those visiting the beach. This often makes for a quiet, more relaxed atmosphere.
The beach area south of the Oceanside Pier is Oceanside’s most popular beach. Surfing, body boarding and body surfing contests are held at the Oceanside Pier throughout the summer.
Tyson Street beach, also known as Tyson Street Park, is within walking distance of the Oceanside Pier. With a park just a few feet from the beach, it is great for picnics.
Wisconsin Street beach is located at Wisconsin Street and The Strand. The south strand is a one-way, southbound street that parallels the beach. There is a ramp just north of the lifeguard Tower 7 for access to the beach.
Oceanside Boulevard offers more actual beach area than its neighbor, Buccaneer Beach. During the summer months, there is an area directly in front of the lifeguard tower (Tower 9), that is designated for swimmers, waders and body boarders only.
Buccaneer Beach is Oceanside’s smallest beach with a lifeguard tower (Tower 11); however, the beach offers other activities with the close proximity to the park located across the street. Buccaneer Beach is located approximately one mile north of our city’s southern border.