Oceanside at a Glance

Located between San Diego to the south and Los Angeles to the north, Oceanside is a beach community in southern California featuring an excellent climate and a very laid-back atmosphere.

Location, location, location!

Oceanside is bordered by Camp Pendleton military base to the north, Vista to the east, and Carlsbad to the south.  The primary freeways/highways serving Oceanside are the 5, 76, and 78 freeways.  The closest major airport in San Diego’s Lindbergh Field.

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 Oceanside Quick Facts

Coastal city located 35 miles north of San Diego and 80 miles south of Los Angeles
Area 41 square miles
Coastline 3.5 miles
Climate Average annual high: 69.1 degrees
Average annual low: 52.7 degrees
Average annual rainfall: 10.7 inches



Population 173,000
Median Age 33
Media Household Income (2005 est) $61,792


Oceanside's climate in the news!

  • On June 13th 2005, the Wall Street Journal rated Oceanside as the number one vacation home market in the country.

  • Oceanside’s climate was recently rated the fifth most desirable in the world; second most desirable in the nation.


Attraction & Amenities

  • Oceanside Pier
  • California Surf Museum
  • Oceanside Harbor
  • Mission San Luis Rey
  • Heritage Village
  • 3.5 miles of public beaches
  • 30 city parks
  • Golf courses
  • Numerous annual events
  • Weekly farmers market


Contact Info

City of Oceanside
300 North Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 435-3065
Website:  http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
E-mail: citystaff@ci.oceanside.ca.us


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