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Oceanside Pier, Oceanside
(4.5/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
A popular fishing spot, you can catch a Pacific bonito or sand bass off Oceanside Pier, and grill your own dinner at one of the shaded picnic areas complete with tables and barbecue grills. If the fish aren't biting, you can get an equally delicious meal at the 1950s-style diner nearby. At the end of the pier is the Junior Seau Pier Ampitheatre, which hosts events and performances throughout the year. Rent a bike from one of the many rental shops and ride down the pier to find a nice spot to watch local surfers catch waves--just be sure to keep your distance from the often peckish pelicans. You'll have to pay for parking; it's available on a first-come, first-served basis. If nearby lots are full, consider parking in one of the free lots on the east side of the village. Before you head to Oceanside, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Oceanside vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Oceanside has to offer, including Oceanside Pier.
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  • This pier is an excellent place to walk along. The views are beautiful. Parking is available for varying amounts on the street and in lots by the beach. 
  • A great walk for any day. Beautiful views all around. About a mile round trip to end and back. Photo op's galore! 
  • The Oceanside Pier is a great spot for a walk anytime of the day and year. Nice restaurant at the end, great sunsets, and good beaches down below. 
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  • Lived here in Oceanside 42 yrs ago. At 121 so. Pacific Ave. I was a young Marine and I had just married my Beautiful wife Yoshie. We would walk on the pier almost every Night. And have been coming back to Oceanside every chance we get for the last 39 yrs. It's is our favorite place in all the US. We just love this place. We Should of bought a home here back then. But anyways, this is our favorite place to vacation every year.
  • The view is always amazing! It's a wonderful place to walk. If you like to fish, then you may want to try fishing on the pier. People catch little sharks here, so it can be exciting! There's a real cool local bait n tackle/gift shop. They're very reasonably priced. The guys that work there and that run the place are real nice and helpful. Then if you make the walk to the end of the pier, there's Ruby's Diner. Their apparently famous for their milkshakes. They have a good size menu to choose from as well. Shout out to our city and its' workers that maintain the pier, and continue to keep it clean and standing, so that we can enjoy it! Personally, I love every moment when I walk on the pier! It never gets old!
  • It's always a nice stroll to the end of the Oceanside Pier and back. I hear it's the longest wooden pier on the west coast. Ruby's is at the end of it if you don't mind sub-par ingredients, at a premium price. The view is gorgeous from the restaurant though. I was in it one night when a tsumani hit because of an earthquake near hawaii. The storm that came along with it had winds that seemed like they would burst the windows, and water was finding its way into the restaurant all over the place. My friends and i enjoyed cervesas and ended up jumping off the side of the pier into the turbulent water swells. I nearly lost my life. Good times. FYI, don't jump off the pier, the fine is considerable.
  • The pier is lively especially on weekends, there are multiple activities which go on through the day such as yoga and surfing lessons. The pier itself is not the cleanest but certainly not filthy. There are multiple shops around which offer everything from rental gear to quick food. Overall a great place to spend an afternoon, also the pier looks great at night and during the sunset.
  • Oceanside has always had a Pier since it was incorporated in 1888. The present Pier was completed in the 1980's and is the only one of six that was designed by computer to keep it out of future large storms. It's lifespan could be 80 years by this design. Some may just call it old or that the fish being caught make it dirty, but let's face it that is the charm of piers and why we are drawn to them. There is a spot to rent poles and get bait as well as snack about half way out. There are also restrooms half way out. The retro diner Ruby's makes a perfect spot for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner to look out over the Pacific Ocean. It has been said " A long Pier is a poor mans Holiday" Everyday is a holiday on the Oceanside Pier, the longest on the West Coast of the US of A...