Oceanside has always had a pier for its residents and visitors to enjoy. The first pier, built in 1888, was located at what is now Wisconsin Ave. The next five were built on the site where you'll find the current pier - at the end of Pier View Way. It would be a great walk down the pier and at the foot of the pier!
No license is required to fish from the pier. On a clear day, you'll be able to see La Jolla, the Coronado Islands, and Catalina Island.
Harbor Beach to the Pier
Oceanside's broadest beach is Harbor Beach at the northernmost part of town. Start out at the mouth of the San Luis Rey River and make your way south to the Pier. If you need to rest for a bit before making the return trip, check out the views from the end of the 1,600-foot long pier.
Hopefully we can get there right before sunset (7:08pm)
Parking at the Harbor
Pay just $8 for a day ticket, until 8:00 p.m., and $20 per night. Extra-long spaces are available for boat trailers. All parking spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is a five-night limit per 30-day period. A free two-hour lot is available just to the east of the pay lots along Harbor Drive South, and free all day parking just on the east side of Harbor Village and the railroad tracks.
Oceanside Harbor/Harbor Beach
Park in one of the many lots (near the beach, you'll have to pay). You'll find about 2 miles of sidewalks which will take you around the entire harbor. There are benches and picnic tables if you want to do a little people, boat and sea bird watching. With a number of places to eat along the way, this walk may not net you a loss of calories! Harbor Beach is a great place to catch some rays before heading out for your next walk
Meetup at the foot of the pier
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