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Harbor Beach

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Address: Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Family Reunion on the beach

Everyone loved our family reunion on the beach. We got there at 6am for the last fire ring so plan ahead. Parking says 8pm but there is a grace period until 10pm so just watch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
JamesJOceanside_CA
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Oceanside, CA
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Oceanside, CA
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Everyone loved our family reunion on the beach. We got there at 6am for the last fire ring so plan ahead. Parking says 8pm but there is a grace period until 10pm so just watch the locals as they all leave at 9:55pm and follow them. Bathrooms and food are nearby so plan to stay for the day.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Saw some big Sea Lions hanging out by the boats. Water was nice and clear that we saw a lobster swimming by the rocks.

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jusserchn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Harbor beach is our family's favorite California beach. It's tucked away just south of Camp Pendleton. It gets packed on weekends but is wide open during week day afteenoons. The beach has plenty of room to relax and enjoy the sun and waves. Highly recommend.

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California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One night prior to San Diego business meeting. Nice short walk from Room 235 with harbor view in the distance. Trains pass by ckean the nearby harbor has restaurants. Recommended MeuterMedia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Quiet, well kept. Breezy at night, make sure you bring a jacket. There was a concrete sidewalk along the beach, which is nice if you're just coming from the marina and don't want to get your feet sandy, or are wearing something other than flipflops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful beach. Great place with just the right amount of activity. Great boardwalk area with a restaurant and also concessions. Plenty of fishing spots available off of the pier. They even have several fire pits for beach side fires. We will definitely be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

bring shoes to walk on the jetty. no bathrooms available. not too crowded. walk through the shops along the harbor.

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Sun City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great little beach next to the Marina. They have Fire rings, Showers & covered pic-nic areas with BBQs. The beach is kept very clean. Is a great place to relax & watch a sunset or watch the boats come in & out. Next to the beach & marina is a nice strip of eating places & shops. In the marina... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

There is plenty of sand to relax and play on. The water is easy to access and play in. Surfing, bodyboarding and SUP riding. Kayaking, boating are both great as well.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our family spent the weekend at the beach during the Oceanside Beach Soccer Tournament. This event is fantastic! The children swam in the ocean between games and had a fantastic time. Many restaurants in the harbor. Lifeguards on the beach. A really fun experience.

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Additional Information about Harbor Beach

Address: Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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