Besides the obvious of getting in as much beach time as possible when you stay at Southern California Beach Club, there’s so much to do right in Oceanside, you hardly even need to leave the harbor! 

Check out our top five favorite activities in Oceanside Harbor: 

Oceanside harbor

Walk The Pier

Take a leisurely stroll down the iconic Oceanside Pier, one of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast. Watch surfers riding the waves or fisherman reeling in a fresh catch.

Pier at sunset

Whale & Dolphin Tours

Operating from Oceanside Harbor, book a whale and dolphin-watching tour onboard a luxury catamaran. Your captain will try to get you an up close and personal encounter with the gray whales that migrate past Oceanside on their way to Baja for breeding.

Oceanside Sunset Market

Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., Oceanside holds its iconic Sunset Market. Shop fresh, local produce, food, and flowers while you browse dozens of artisanal craft booths featuring handmade items like candles, jewelry, and textiles.

Go Fish

Enjoy fishing right from Oceanside Pier. No permits are required plus there’s easy access to a bait and tackle shop. Oceanside Pier is best known for its halibut and sea bass fishing, but fishermen have also caught the occasional yellowtail. If you’re looking to up your fishing game, book a sport fishing boat from Oceanside Harbor to try your hand at some deep sea fishing.

Eat all the Food

There are tons of great restaurants within Oceanside Harbor. Try Joes Crab Shack, Rockin’ Baja Lobster, or Harbor Fish & Chips, just to name a few! Or indulge your inner foodie by venturing out a little further and trying one of the many restaurants in the area.