Welcome to Oceanside

Ideally situated at the junction of Interstate 78 and Highway 5 with over 3.5 miles of beaches is Oceanside, San Diego County’s most northern city. Camp Pendleton, the nation’s largest U.S. Marine base, separates the City of Oceanside from Orange County.

Photo by Gary Harmon

The earliest settlement in Oceanside was the San Luis Rey Mission, know as the “King of Missions.”  Other San Diego North County settlements branched out from there.  Before the turn of the century, families who lived on inland ranches near the mission, would travel to the seashore and picnic by the “ocean side” — therefore the name.   Special features worth visiting are Oceanside Pier, one of the West Coast’s longest wooden piers  and Oceanside Harbor, one of the finest protected harbors for small Craft in California.  Oceanside is a thriving urban center that offers residents and visitors virtually unlimited recreational choices.  Surfing, swimming, tennis, golf, boating, and sport fishing are just a few of the choices.

The “Coaster,” an express rail train, connects Oceanside to downtown San Diego with many intermediate stops.  The “Sprinter,” a light rail system, connects Oceanside to the North County cities of Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido.

Oceanside homes for sale offer a great variety of living styles.  You could choose Oceanside oceanview homes, condos, all types of single family homes, Camp Pendleton off base housing, and great senior communities like Ocean Hills Country Club homes.