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Oceanside Pier, Oceanside

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Must see · Pier / Boardwalk · Tourist Spot
A popular fishing spot, you can catch a Pacific bonito or sand bass off Oceanside Pier, and grill your own dinner at one of the shaded picnic areas complete with tables and barbecue grills. If the fish aren't biting, you can get an equally delicious meal at the 1950s-style diner nearby. At the end of the pier is the Junior Seau Pier Ampitheatre, which hosts events and performances throughout the year. Rent a bike from one of the many rental shops and ride down the pier to find a nice spot to watch local surfers catch waves--just be sure to keep your distance from the often peckish pelicans. You'll have to pay for parking; it's available on a first-come, first-served basis. If nearby lots are full, consider parking in one of the free lots on the east side of the village. Take a look at our Oceanside online trip maker to schedule your visit to Oceanside Pier and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Every time we’re in Oceanside we visit the pier. The views are outstanding & the air is so fresh! Walking the long wooden pier never gets old. We generally see dolphins & we enjoy watching the people....  more »
  • We spent much of our stay walking on this pier watching the surfers, fisherman, kids and birds. Very relaxing.  more »
  • The Oceanside Pier is awesome. I would come here often after school in college. It is often filled with people and has a great view of the sunset. Made lots of great memories here! :)
  • The pier was beautiful. Very well manicured. Up Kept very well. Extremely busy though. I did get told not to ride my bike on the pier over the intercom by the police/security they had on duty. Slightly embarrassing, but of course i complied. They were right. Far to crowded to think i could get away with riding my bike like that. Any how. Five stars.

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