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Harbor Beach

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Address: Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful views..

Always fun to sit and watch the waves roll in. Get there early to catch the sunrise and surfers. If you want to use the picnic grounds/barbecues better get there real early... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cathy H
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Pahrump
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Pahrump
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always fun to sit and watch the waves roll in. Get there early to catch the sunrise and surfers. If you want to use the picnic grounds/barbecues better get there real early. They fill up fast.

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Thank Cathy H
Oceanside
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After dinner at Joe's Crab Shack we took a stool on the beach and watched the Sun Set. The grandbaby loved playing in the sand...The sun set was beautiful

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Irvine, CA
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's plenty of sand, decent surf, good facilities (showers, restrooms, etc.) and you're very close to the shops and restaurants of the harbor. Lots of parking, but it can fill up in the best spots on popular beach days, so plan accordingly. Of course, you can always drop the family off with all your beach stuff and park on the... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We come here for 7 weeks each year. Oceanside and the Harbor Pier are our "mountain cabin". No fuss, no muss. We come spring, fall, and winter time which is a hidden jewel time because the weather is pretty much like it is year round. It is our home away from home and we LOVE, Love, love this area.

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Thank enaaz
Kelowna
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486 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great wide beach. Lots of play/fun! Easy parking. Lots of services near by, washrooms, beach shower, etc.

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Oceanside, California
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39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Beautiful beach with plenty of walking allowed on it. A very nice place to spend an evening, relax and watch the sunset. Highly recommended during at night to watch the sunset and take a picture or two.

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Thank Greg H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Harbor Beach was pretty and easily accessible. There were quite a few people there but not crowded. Great for walking or biking or just enjoying the beach!

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Whitewater, Colorado
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I lived in Oceanside for a number of years and never tired of visiting the Harbor and the Oceanside Strand. The Harbor has small shops, numerous restaurants, and is very quaint as well as being fairly large. The adjoining beach is large, allows fire rings and provides a great place for kids and adults to play in the water and... More 

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Beaumont, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We walked out on the pier to get lunch and were so enthralled watching the surfers battle the hugh waves. There was a large Pacific storm north of southern California which created the pounding waves. We met the manager (he has been there since 2001) and made us feel so welcome and we hoped to come back soon.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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119 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

First time to visit Oceanside Beach.I walked on the sand and boardwalk.Small kios for snacks and water.benches,picnic tables to sit and watch or family gathering.Great sunset around 5:30pm .

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