There are several beaches off the coast of California that many consider the best for vacations. While others may be more well known or popular we are here to show you why Oceanside beach is the hidden gem of Southern California and why it should be your destination for your next beach vacation.
Oceanside beach is one of the most family-friendly beaches in all of southern California. It caters to various family groups by providing, Volleyball courts, playgrounds, fire pits, and more on the beach. As well as having separate areas for swimmers and surfers to ensure everyone’s enjoyment and safety. There’s something for everyone and it’s perfect for your family beach vacation. Whether you’re playing sports, boogie boarding, swimming, building sandcastles, collecting seashells, or just enjoying time all together.
World Famous Events
Oceanside Beach is world-famous for international surfing and skating competitions, Ironman Triathlons, and speed boat and outrigger races. Popular surfing contests include the largest all-female competition and lifestyle series Supergirl Pro, as well as the US Open Adaptive Surfing, World Bodysurfing Championship, Oceanside Longboard Club Contest, Scholastic Surf Series and more. Each are held here annually and people travel from all over to participate or be spectators. These world-famous competitions make for perfect entertainment options while on your beach vacation. You won’t want to miss these unique experiences.
Historic Oceanside Pier
Not only does Oceanside beach provide wide areas of sand and killer waves but Oceanside beach is also home to the historic Oceanside Pier.
Oceanside Pier is one of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast. It has been built/rebuilt 6 times over the span of 130 years and it measures 1,342 feet long. This length is especially appreciated because it allows visitors and locals alike to walk far out over the Pacific Ocean. Here you can watch surfing and sea life from a unique vantage point not available on other beaches. The wildlife exposure you experience on the pier is second to none. The Oceanside Pier is a great place to see Seagulls, Pelicans, Dolphins, Seals, Sting Rays, Fish, and more. Join the many people fishing directly off the pier or enjoy a fantastic meal at the famous Ruby’s Diner.
Compared to other nearby beaches such as La Jolla or Corona Del Mar, Oceanside beach experiences much fewer visitors. As a result, it also has relatively small crowds. This allows you to experience a true small-town beach atmosphere and not feel like you are packed in like sardines. You also won’t feel like you have to rush an experience because someone else is waiting behind you. Plus, less crowded and fewer visitors means more sand overall! No one wants to walk a rocky beach and you certainly won’t have that problem in Oceanside, California.
Plenty To Do For Non “Beachers”
Relaxing on the sand or swimming in the waves isn’t for everyone. But that’s another reason why Oceanside Beach is the perfect vacation spot. There is something for everyone, including the non “beachers”.
Running parallel with the beach is the pedestrian-friendly strand, a one-way street perfect to run, bike, scooter, rollerblade, etc. Oceanside Harbor is also a great spot for shopping, seeing wildlife, watersports, and more, all while avoiding the sand.
There are also plenty of restaurants nearby. You can go to one of the many in downtown Oceanside just east of the beach, or in the Harbor to the north.
North Coast Village
Finally, one of the best things about Oceanside Beach is that it is the home of North Coast Village.
North Coast Village is the only complex in Oceanside that sits directly on the sand. That means only a short walk through the complex stands between guests and relaxing on the beach. It also means that you have assigned, secured parking right at the beach as well which in some cases can be thought of as priceless.
Aside from the location and proximity to the beach, North Coast Village also offers a host of resort-like amenities. Enjoy tropical grounds, 24-hour security, two heated swimming pool, two hot tubs, a commercial grilling station, game room, weight, and cardio room, and several laundry facilities. North Coast Village is truly a one-stop location for an unforgettable vacation. It’s the perfect place to stay to enjoy Oceanside Beach.