Thing To Do #61 Oceanside
Photo by: Alan Crosthwaite
California’s classic beach community, Oceanside, is the gateway to San Diego. Considered by many to have some of the best sandy beaches along the coast, this town offers unlimited water sports, recreation and shopping. The historic Oceanside pier, one of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast, spans 1942 feet in length and offers a view of the marina that sits along the northwest border of the city. Enjoying a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle, visitors still experience the casual spirit that made Southern California’s beach culture legendary. With over 3.5 miles of spectacular beaches, Oceanside is the ultimate place for sunning, surfing, playing and relaxing. Sports fishing, whale watching, kayaking and jet skiing are available out of the quaint, Cape-Cod style Oceanside harbor. This classic California beach town also has plenty of opportunity for bike riding, rollerblading, skate boarding, bird watching and historical tours. Every Thursday evening Oceanside’s Sunset Market features live entertainment, delicious gourmet food from around the world, arts and craft fairs and a farmers’ market.