Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast about 35 miles north of San Diego. It is the third-largest city in San Diego County, California. The US Census in 2010 showed a population of 183,095. Together with Carlsbad and Vista, Oceanside forms the "Tri-City" area of North San Diego County. Oceanside is located just south of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the busiest military base in the United States.
Oceanside is a great seaside town with a friendly atmosphere, where locals share the beach and surfers share the waves. Offering palm-lined streets, 3.5 miles of beach, the west coast’s longest wooden pier, and a small craft harbor, Oceanside is a quintessential beach community. The Oceanside Harbor and Marina provides a variety of water sports like out rigger canoe, sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, boat rentals, and whale watching excursions.
The historic Mission San Luis Rey, a National Landmark, is a beautiful centerpiece located in the San Luis Rey Valley. A popular weekly Farmer's Market with fresh produce, flowers, and local art, is held on Thursday mornings, while a Street Fair takes on a festival atmosphere in the evenings. Along with the surf and sand, Oceanside is a livable community with great schools, shopping, golfing, museums, parks restaurants and desirable yet affordable neighborhoods.
The Oceanside community is rich in natural treasures, tradition and history. From the earliest dwellers to the pioneering families who settled here and built on the land, Oceanside has become a place where civic involvement, military pride and ethnic and social diversity join for a common cause, the ongoing celebration of Oceanside’s unique history. “Oceanside-Where Life is Worth Living!”