Guide to the Best Beaches in Oceanside, California

Spanning nearly four miles of beautiful Pacific coastline, Oceanside, CA, offers a varied selection of beaches, each with its own unique charm.

This beach is one of the best beaches in Oceanside for active people and families. It includes volleyball courts and a kids’ play area.


Located north of Oceanside Pier and south of the San Luis Rey River mouth. It's one of the best beaches in Oceanside for families, it’s a large stretch of sand lined with palm trees.

Breakwater Way Beach

This is the perfect beach to relax with friends and family while enjoying activities like sunbathing, surfing, swimming, fishing, and volleyball.

Pier View North Beach

Historic heart of the Oceanside beach community; backdrop for surfing competitions; live concerts and events at outdoor pier amphitheater; pier fishing.


The beach has lifeguards, barbecues, picnic tables, and firepits. Swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, sunbathing, and fishing are the most common beach activities.

Pier View South Beach 

The park and beach are situated on either side of The Strand, where cars crawl by for a look at beachgoers and the ocean beyond.

Tyson Street Beach and Park 

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