Oceanside Harbor


Location: Oceanside (39 Miles / 40 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Sailboat Tours, Whale-Watching, Sportfishing, Boat Rentals

oceanside-harbor-entranceOceanside Harbor Highlights: Located at the north end of the Oceanside, the Oceanside Harbor provides a nice respite for boaters traveling along the Southern California Coastline. When traveling south from the Los Angeles area, boaters will come across the Huntington Harbor, Newport Harbor, and Dana Point Harbor in Orange County before reaching the Oceanside Harbor in San Diego County. Visiting the Harbors of Southern California provides an ideal way to experience the Southern California culture. Oceanside is the last stop before reaching San Diego Harbor and Mission Bay.

Harbor Slips

In addition to the nearly 1,000 boat slips, the harbor offers 50 guest slips for the passing traveler. To get information about renting Boat Slips, visit the City of Oceanside web site.

oceanside-harborSailing and Sportfishing

During the winter months, Helgren’s Sportfishing takes visitors out for whale watching. This is a unique opportunity to visit the largest mammals on earth, the California Blue Whale.

Year-round, Baja Sail offers sailing tours in the early afternoon and at sunset.

There are several companies that offer Sportfishing Charters, including Helgren’s and Sea Star Sportfishing. This is not an all-inclusive list but rather just a listing of companies with a web site to help you get started in finding the perfect company to fit your needs.

Boat & Kayak Rentals

Visitors can rent all types of boats, kayaks, and WaveRunners from Boat Rentals of America. Kayak tours on weekend mornings and Saturday evenings as well as Kayak Rentals are available from OEX Oceanside.

Harbor Beach

Harbor Beach is Oceanside’s largest beach. You will not find it as crowded as the beaches surrounding the nearby Oceanside Pier. There are a number of amenities at Harbor Beach, including grills, fire pits, showers, and free parking.

oceanside-harbor-shopsShopping & Restaurants

At the Oceanside Harbor, visitors congregate around the souvenir shops and restaurants at the Harbor Village Shops. Visit the San Diego Coast Life blog for details on what to expect and the stores you will find at the Harbor Village Shops.

Oceanside Pier, Beaches, & Attractions

Find more things to do in Oceanside, CA . You can walk out on the largest wooden pier on the West Coast, explore the California Surf Museum, take surfing lessons, relax at the beach, bike along a nature trail, and see history at California’s largest Mission.

Information on Visiting Oceanside

Directions from Google Maps to the Lighthouse and Harbor Village Shops in Oceanside, CA 92054.

Traffic – Other than summer weekends, getting to and from the Oceanside Harbor is relatively easy. (Learn more about getting San Diego traffic updates.)

Parking – There is parking available at the Harbor Village Shops.

Transit – The Oceanside Harbor is a mile north of the Oceanside Pier and Downtown Oceanside. It is about a 1.5 mile bus ride north of the Oceanside Transit Center.  See San Diego Transit Information for the online Transit Planner and details about the Oceanside Transit Center, which is served by AMTRAK, Coaster, and Metrolink trains.


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