Oceanside, the 3rd largest city in San Diego County, was founded in the 1880s by Andrew Jackson Myers. Originally a Spanish mission, the longtime beach town has developed through the years into a popular suburb. The area is convenient for military families as Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base, lies just north of the city. Interstate 5 runs through Oceanside, which is also accessible by state highways 76 and 78.
The incredible Oceanside Pier is the longest wooden pier on the West Coast, and the city is home to the California Surf Museum. Beach soccer championships are played annually at Oceanside Harbor Beach. Oceanside’s climate is noted to be one of the most desirable in all the U.S., and its gorgeous California scenery has been featured in many films. With thirty parks, two swimming pools, two golf courses, a marina, and 3-1/2 miles of beach, you’ll never ask, “What should I do today?” in Oceanside!