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Address: Oceanside, CA

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Nice And Peaceful

Less crowded than Harbor Beach, this is a great place to just sit on the sand and watch the surfers ride the waves. Smooth, not rocky, sand. Close to the pier and parking

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
joe-chicago-23
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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250 reviews
84 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Less crowded than Harbor Beach, this is a great place to just sit on the sand and watch the surfers ride the waves. Smooth, not rocky, sand. Close to the pier and parking

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Thank joe-chicago-23
Oceanside, California
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I grew up at this beach. It has restrooms, a kids playground and lots of grass to get off the sandy beach. Lifeguard during the Summer season. Easy access along the South Strand...

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Thank 101BikeGuy
Southern AZ
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198 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This beach is on the Strand and has a grassy park and playground with restrooms beside it. Many people pitch their armadas at the park and lay on the grass. The beach has been getting more rocks of late.

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Thank AZTravelLady
Tucson
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1,136 reviews
834 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 622 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This grassy park is big enough to play catch with your dog, kick a soccer ball around, or use the play equipment. It is right at the bottom of Tyson Street, where it meets The Strand.

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Thank on_the_go_98765
Oceanside
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Hi for the past 53 years in have been on is beach I love it and so has my son so like may and June is best but I live here so all year is go for me love it I live here for rest of my life so come on down I will be here super bbb

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Thank bradleyd986
Oceanside, CA
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120 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Great beach -- slightly away from the Pier and the mob of tourists. Good place to surf and just hang out.

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Thank JamesJOceanside_CA
San Diego, California
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663 reviews
350 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Great for picnics and walks on the beach. No surfing during the summer when crowds make it too dangerous but lots of surfers the rest of the year. Easy access with stairs from Pacific Avenue. Lifeguard tower 5 is provided for safety. Restrooms, showers and a kids playground are provided.

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MN
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

We took the Coaster train here from Old Town on a Saturday. It was great to avoid traffic and parking! Fun people watching and wave jumping here. Walk out on the pier and watch for dolphins surfacing. Genuine Hawaiian shave ice too!

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1 Thank Shoreviewmom
Tucson
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1,136 reviews
834 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 622 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Tonight after dinner, we walked down to this little gem and decided it was a highlight of our trip. While the sun was setting, the horizon line lit up in the most brilliant orange, contrasting with the pale blue ocean. The pier was illuminated by all its lights and all we could do was sit and drink it all in.... More 

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Thank on_the_go_98765
Escondido, California
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

This is quite a busy place!! A very wide assortment of people for sure. On a recent visit, there were so many people with pop up's for shade, you could barely walk. If you do not like crowds,don't go. Fun to people watch.

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