"A day in Oceanside" Top 5 Page for this destination Oceanside by annk

Oceanside Travel Guide: 209 reviews and 572 photos

Oceanside is located in southern California along the coast just north of San Diego. It's probably best known for Camp Pendleton a marine corps base with one of the world's leading amphibious training facilities. It also serves as a historical and ecological preserve. I've heard you can take guided or self-guided tours of the base but we did not have the time to do so.

It is also home to one of the largest missions in California - Mission San Luis Rey.

The wide sandy beaches offer opportunities year-round for ocean acitivities. We visited in mid April and the temps were still pretty cool so we only saw wet-suit clad surfers.

My main purpose for visiting Oceanside was to attend a VT meeting on April 12, 2003 at the Rockin Baja Lobster restaurant to welcome Matcrazy1 and his wife Ursulla to the states.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great weather, beautiful sandy beach, good place for a VT meeting
  • Cons:???
  • Last visit to Oceanside: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2003 at 11:18 AM

    Looks a lot like the Oceanside next state up - empty beaches and a bit grey. There aren't any old Spanish missions up here though!!

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 2:36 PM

    I thought the surf was a bit chilly myself, but the VT gang and the seafood buckets made up a lot of ground.

  • hayward68's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2003 at 5:30 AM

    Excellent tips! Just booked my plane for a visit with a certain VT couple living in Oceanside :-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2003 at 6:18 AM

    I didn't see much of Oceanside itself but I was very happy to meet and see you there! 12 April 2003 - the date never to forget now! Yes, yes - time to revisit, welcome to Poland :-)))

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2003 at 8:59 PM

    That's a great scenery on the beach ! and nice travelogue, too !

  • Geoff_Wright's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2003 at 6:22 AM

    Great page, Ann, thanks. And as I hope to be in LA soon, I might just catch the train. Thanks for that tip too. Regards and hope to see you in June.

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2003 at 9:01 PM

    What a great meeting and good choice of restaurant by the looks of it.. Oceanside looks a great place... no wonder Spartan lives there:-) Tks for the peak at the other members.

  • Goner's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2003 at 10:00 PM

    Good page! It was fun riding the train and meeting with all the VTR's.

  • TinKan's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2003 at 7:44 PM

    Great page Ann. Love the pictures you have here. The restaurant was great.

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2003 at 7:44 PM

    Hey, probably it's time to fly to California ;-)


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