DescriptionAt the mouth of the San Luis Rey Valley, Oceanside's 3.5 miles of beaches offer year-round opportunities for ocean recreation. The harbor has facilities for boating and sport fishing; whale-watching takes place during winter. Tuesday through Sunday the Oceanside Museum of Art , 704 Pier View Way, presents five major exhibits and eight to 12 rotating exhibits of works in traditional and innovative media each year; phone (760) 435-3720.
Bordering Oceanside on the north is Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, which sprawls across more than 125,000 acres of coastal and mountain terrain used for military training; it is one of the world's leading amphibious training camps. The base also protects a huge swath of undeveloped coastline and is home to a host of plant and animals species.
Visitor InfoOceanside Chamber of Commerce 928 N. Coast Hwy. OCEANSIDE, CA 92054. Phone:(760)722-1534
Things to SeeMission San Luis Rey