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Oceanside Pier, Oceanside

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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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  • It was fun to walk the pier and see the birds, the view and the people fishing. It's a hike to the end of the pier, but it's an easy walk. There's a souvenir shop in the middle that sells cold drinks....  more »
  • The pier was a very nice walk. Not too touristic and not a lot of people. Suggest this spot for a nice sunset.  more »
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  • One of thee most iconic piers in Southern California and the host of the most famous skate board competitions. A walk along the port will never disappoint and you can enjoy a tasty shake at Ruby's.
  • Chill spot with enough space to move around. Not crowded like Santa Monica. Good for families.
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