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Harbor Beach

Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA
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Loved the views

Driving down for a fun day by the beach. The Harbor is a must visit when you are there. Nice long... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Windsor VT
The parking fee was raised, be prepared for pain

This was our go to beach in O-side, but we may have to re-think that. We were OK with paying the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Russell A
Desert Hot Springs, California
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“great beach” (14 reviews)
“rv parking” (2 reviews)
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Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Driving down for a fun day by the beach. The Harbor is a must visit when you are there. Nice long sandy beach to walk and swim.

Thank babybatman8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our go to beach in O-side, but we may have to re-think that. We were OK with paying the old rate of $8.00 for the day, but that has been raised to $15.00. If they raised the rate and added more metered parking...More

1  Thank Russell A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Sun, sand and waves are all you need to have a great day! Easy beach access and convenient paid parking. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby. This is a must do in Oceanside.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I go running on this beach all the time. Beautiful soft sand and perfect waves. Lots of restaurants nearby, restroom, and fire pits on the beach. Nice hotels and cottages if you want to stay a while. Great place for surfing and there's even an...More

Thank DavidAlemian
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great beach to take a stroll, do a picnic, or play volleyball...All kinds of activities for all ages. The Oceanside Harbor Beach is adjacent to Oceanside Harbor and all the shops and restaurants. We always park in the harbor area so its easier to find...More

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Very nice place to take the family for relaxing day. We enjoyed walking around wasn't a lot of people but not sure about weekends.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Good things about Harbor Beach, it has room for RV parking, there are shaded picnic areas and it's close to the Harbor Village where there are nice restaurants, shops, and restrooms. Not so great things, depending upon your point of view and how many are...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

First time weekend stay with kids at Oceanside. Harbor beach was great. Waves were huge and beach was perfect. 3 boys under the age of 8 had a blast. They were able to boogie board and play in the sand. Would recommend getting there early...More

Thank Enova4
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Not too crowded, neat round rocks with the sand. Fun to search for seashells at low tide. Well-signed with swim and surf locations and life guards. Safe feeling.

Thank ktag84
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This is the second time we've been here. The first time, we had a great experience beach wise but encountered several rude people. We took this as an isolated incident and decided to try again. As we were starting to park on a one way...More

Thank TravelingCee
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llanex v
15 September 2016|
Response from Jay O | Reviewed this property |
There is no time limit, you just need to "reserve" one on a weekend or holiday early (by 7 or 8am) by someone physically sitting next to it preferably with your beach stuff, umbrellas, chairs, wood. Unfortunately that... More