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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Oceanside Pier Reviews
The Oceanside Pier is a very nice place to take a walk and enjoy the views. It is the longest pier in California and is a great place to view the Southern California coastline both to the north and to... more »
We visited Oceanside the first week of November and took a walk to the end of the pier. Lots of people fishing, even at night! more »
Sand and surf. Fishing or just watching to see what others reel in. Fantastic gift and bait shop. Endless beautiful photos to take. Watch the sunset with a group of strangers, all equally invested in the moment👍
We love this beach and pier. The beach is nice and clean but can be very busy. The bathrooms are pretty bad but everything else is pretty good here. There was a surfing competition last time we went. That was cool to watch. Ruby's on the pier is a great diner.
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