Located against the Pacific Ocean in Northern San Diego County, Oceanside, California is the 3rd largest city in San Diego County. Oceanside is the most northern coastal city in San Diego County.
Oceanside is bordered to the north by Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the Corps' largest West Coast expeditionary training facility. To the south of Oceanside is Carlsbad, California, and to the east are Bonsal, Fallbrook and Vista, California. This area is collectively known as North San Diego County. This area of San Diego boasts the most undeveloped land in the county.
With a population well over 175,000 people, Oceanside is one of the nation’s top 200 most populous cities.
Oceanside is world famous for its beautiful beaches, and incredible year round temperature average of 70 degrees. The Oceanside Harbor offers world class fishing and boating, as well as some of the best surfing on the west coast. Oceanside beach is home to the West Coast largest beach soccer tournament, The Southern California Beach Soccer Championships. The Oceanside Pier is the longest wooden pier on the western United States coastline at 1,954 feet.
Oceanside is home to the spectacular Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in 1798. This mission was nicknamed “The King of the Missions”
Oceanside, California boasts:
33 public parks
3.5 miles of public beaches
1000 slip Harbor/Marina
4 18 hole golf courses to challenge and skill level.
4 Community centers
2 Public swimming complexes
From ocean view dining at the world famous Oceanside Pier, to the historical Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside offers a wide variety of activities and attractions.