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Harbor Beach

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Address: Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Nice Beach

I go to the harbor quite a bit to play volleyball, it is a nice beach with showers and restrooms. There is also a small snack bar and a bait dock nearby.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Oceanside, California
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Oceanside, California
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to the harbor quite a bit to play volleyball, it is a nice beach with showers and restrooms. There is also a small snack bar and a bait dock nearby.

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Boise, Idaho
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340 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach here in Oceanside isn't as popular as many other Southern California beaches, but that doesn't mean to miss it. You can easily walk to the beach from the spacious free parking and then go through the harbor to the wide expensive beach. The gentle sloping sand means that there is shallow water for quite a distance. The beach... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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274 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were in town for the weekend and an organized Bike Ride, visited the beach enjoying the sand and chilly water. love the ocean.

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Thank izymassage
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The harbor is very large at first site but a beautiful site. There are shops and dining all over and you can pretty much walk. There's a pretty decent nightlife and unless you want to drive 30 mins either north or south this is the best area. Pretty chill spot great beach to surf as well.

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Thank nikitha p
Oceanside
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The traffic and people are not. Been in the area for many, many years and loved going to the beach. This has turned into the tourist spot with paid parking and so-so shopping and food (except the fish n chips) It just is such a hassle to go there, I don't bother.

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Thank cynthiaw581
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Long sandy beaches, rolling surf and warm sun, what more could you wish for, Everything thing was clean and we loved strolling along

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Thank Pat W
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect bday setting with spouse. Beach easily accessible and family friendly. Sand soft clean and beautiful. Water perfect temperature. Many shops and restaurants to choose from.

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I love the harbor beach for many reasons. - usually less crowded - easier to park - playground for the kids -easy access for the elderly or if your earring small children. you do have to pay for parking but try asking someone who is leaving if you can buy their ticket from them.

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SYRACUSE
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31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The beach waves were great we had a blast playing in the ocean. The beach was real crowded but still had a great time. The public restrooms were disgusting with the toilets over flowing but they did have a facility. The beach was very rocky but once you swam out a but it wasn't rocky on the feet. We had... More 

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Thank LISA T
Mesquite, Nevada
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100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Beautiful beach with a neat long pier! You can take the family, have fun in the water, have a nice meal , check out the snack vendors, watch a beautiful sunset, watch the surfers and enjoy the day. Why only 4 points? The last time I was there, I kept getting hassled by panhandlers! Just too many of them there... More 

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