Daycations - Oceanside Beach Day

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  • Oceanside makes the perfect beach day getaway. You can truly make it a Daycation filled with time on the sand, a stroll on the pier or exploring Oceanside Harbor. Here are some tips and places to go.

    Oceanside Beach

    Enjoy this amazing Southern California shoreline and the feeling of the sand between your toes. There are three miles of shoreline just waiting for you to build sandcastles, go for a swim, watch dolphins play or sun-bathe on the sand.

    Restaurants worth trying
    Breakwater Brewing Company
    Discount available
    Hello Betty

    Getting here
    An easy half-mile walk from the Oceanside Transit Center

    Oceanside Harbor

    The harbor is quietly tucked away from the downtown area and a considered a hidden gem by locals. Here you can rent paddle boards, start a whale watching tour, enjoy lunch at a local seafood restaurant or simply wander the shops.

    Restaurants worth trying
    Oceanside Broiler
    Stratford at the Harbor

    Getting here
    It’s a two-mile walk to the harbor or easy ride with Uber or Lyft.

    Oceanside Pier

    One of the most captured spots in Oceanside on Instagram. This very picturesque spot is the longest over-water wooden pier on the West Coast measuring 1,942 feet. Come here for a selfie or watch the surfers, fisherman casting their lines or hang out with the pelicans.

    Restaurants worth trying
    Ruby's at the end of the pier
    Hello Betty

    Getting here
    It’s an easy half-mile walk from the station to the pier

    Getting Around

    Oceanside is easy to explore on foot. There’s so much to do within walking distance you can keep yourself entertained...especially for a beach day.

    Train schedules

    When planning your Daycation to Oceanside we recommend checking the Metrolink train schedule.

How to Get There

Everything you need to know, including train schedules and tips on buying tickets and riding Metrolink trains. Easy!

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