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Experience Oceanside Harbor

Just about a mile from the Oceanside Transit Center is Oceanside Harbor. Quietly tucked away, this charming neighborhood is great place to explore during your next visit to Oceanside. The Harbor uniquely boasts wide sandy beaches, a Harbor Village filled with restaurants and shops, along with a variety of recreational activities from whale watching excursions to boat rentals.


  1. Arrive in Oceanside and make your way north to Oceanside Harbor. You can walk along Pacific Street admiring the quaint bungalows or even roll up your pants and walk barefoot in the sand until you reach Harbor Beach. If you aren’t looking to count your steps, you can rent a bike or even catch a cab.

  2. Explore the outdoor activities and decide what you want to do for the day. Possibly take a whale watching excursion or even rent a paddle boat or kayak for the day.

  3. Time for lunch! Grab a seat on the patio of any of the dining establishments located within the Harbor. Watch the boats cruise in and out as you enjoy your favorite meal harbor-side.

  4. Don’t forget to walk down to the beach to spot local surfers catching the epic breaks that form near the jetties.

  5. Look for cool destination deals in Oceanside on our deals page.

Arriving By Train

Clean, breezy and close to the action, the Oceanside Transit Center connects to Metrolink, Amtrak, and Coaster trains and bus service.

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Get A Discount

A number of shops, restaurants and historic sites offer discounts to those who take Metrolink. Be sure to explore all the deals while planning your trip!

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How To Ride

Download the Metrolink Mobile Ticketing App. Or use any ticket vending machine (TVM) at any Metrolink station with weekend service to spend the best $10 ever.

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