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Beaches, surfers & military boys, this California beach town is a located right next door to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The main drag in Oceanside features restaurants, surf shops, furniture dealers & used car lots. The beaches are sandy & filled with folks during summer months. The large marina is home to many yachts, plus a great place for a beach bon fire. Oceanside pier is the longest wooden pier (1954') on the west coast.
elevation: 47'
population: 176,193
zip code: 92054


very developed city w/ beaches & residential areas

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San Diego County
N of Carlsbad
on Interstate 5




  • Biking
  • camping
  • San Luis Rey Mission
  • Marina
  • San Luis Rey River
  • Surfing
  • Skating
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Fishing Pier
  • Beach Bon Fires
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Sailing
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Palomar Mountain State Park
  • Cleveland National Forest
  • Mission San Luis Rey
  • Buena Vista Lagoon
  • California Surf Museum
  • Oceanside Museum of Art
  • Oceanside Harbor
  • Buena Vista Audubon
  • description:
    Southern California Coastal town with strong military presence; Camp Pendleton military base next door. Plenty lodging, dining & beaches in the area. Beaches and a big fishing pier are the main attraction.

    nearby towns:
    San Clemente
    San Marcos

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