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Oceanside is a true SoCal beach town with a tangible laid-back vibe, amazing year-round weather, gorgeous beaches, and a charming harbor. Located between San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is an adventurous, playful, and diverse destination that values personal expression and originality.

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El Corazon Park Nature Trail

Oceanside, California

1.97 mi / 66 ft gain

Oceanside Pier

Oceanside, California

1.01 mi / 39 ft gain

Stand Up Paddleboard the Oceanside Harbor

Oceanside, California

Bike or Skate the Strand

Oceanside, California

4.0
1 mi / 0 ft gain

Catch a Sunset at Oceanside Pier

Oceanside, California

4.8

Surf Fish at Oceanside Pier

Oceanside, California

5.0

Surf the South Jetty, Oceanside Harbor

Oceanside, California

4.5

Kayak the Oceanside Harbor

Oceanside, California

Buccaneer Beach

Oceanside, California

Oceanside, California

O’side (as locals affectionately call it) is a destination of discovery where you can explore everything from awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures, California history at the “King of Missions,” and surf culture at the California Surf Museum. As a playful and diverse destination, we value personal expression and originality, inviting you to play in a real SoCal beach town and Respect the O’riginals.

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Places to stay

Temecula / Vail Lake KOA

Aguanga, California

Temecula / Vail Lake KOA

Fry Creek Campground

Palomar Mountain, California

Fry Creek Campground

Observatory Campground

Palomar Mountain, California

Observatory Campground

Dripping Springs Campground (Ca)

Temecula, California

Dripping Springs Campground (Ca)

Oak Grove Campground

Warner Springs, California

Oak Grove Campground

San Diego Metro KOA Resort

Chula Vista, California

San Diego Metro KOA Resort

Guides and stories

The Adventure-side of Oceanside - 4 Days of Sending it in the Heart of SoCal

The Adventure-side of Oceanside - 4 Days of Sending it in the Heart of SoCal

William Woodward

The Adventure-side of Oceanside Essential Gear

The Adventure-side of Oceanside Essential Gear

Josiah Roe

The 5 Best Photography Spots in San Diego

The 5 Best Photography Spots in San Diego

Dustin Kahia

The Hike that Humbled Me

The Hike that Humbled Me

Cameron Catanzano

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