The Oceanside Pier
The Oceanside Pier is a must-see during your visit. Standing at a breathtaking 1,942 feet long, Oceanside Pier is the longest over-water wooden pier on the West Coast. Around the clock, the pier area is buzzing with activity from visitors taking a leisurely stroll, fisherman casting a line, and surfers catching a wave.
The Pier has been an icon in Oceanside since the city’s inception, with the first iteration being constructed shortly after the city incorporated in 1888 (the same year The Brick was built). In total there have been 6 different pier structures, with the present version being completed in 1987. Throughout its lengthy history the pier has always provided a backdrop for decades worth of photographs memorializing trips to our slice of SoCal heaven.
The pier, in all of its iterations, has always helped shape Oceanside’s image as the place to go if you want to enjoy great weather and the beach. Unlike neighboring beach cities, visitors and locals alike can walk far out over the Pacific Ocean to watch surfing and sea life from a unique vantage point, and even fish without needing a permit. These advantages have always been intrinsic to Oceanside since 1888 when the first pier was built, which makes this landmark one of the most historically significant gems in the City of Oceanside.
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The Oceanside Pier (1904)
The Oceanside Pier July (1927)