10 Facts You May Not Know About Oceanside


We’re proud to call ourselves San Diegans. We love every city in San Diego County — especially our home base, Oceanside. While we’ve been serving the community since 1970, many of you may be new to the area or know little about its rich history. Here are ten facts about Oceanside you may not have known:

  1. It is the 3rd largest city in San Diego County. In 2010, it boasted a population of 167,086 people — we’re sure six years later that number has increased!
  2. Oceanside is a third of the area known as the “tri-city” — Carlsbad & Vista are the other two cities that form the trifecta.
  3. It’s home to Mission San Luis Rey, often called the “King of Missions.” There are 5 missions spread across San Diego County in total.
  4. The Oceanside pier was first built in 1888, and the second pier was built in 1894. The current pier is the sixth iteration of the wooden beauty.
  5. The 1985 classic movie “Top Gun” was filmed in parts of Oceanside.
  6. The major West Coast US Marine Corps base, Camp Pendleton, was established in 1942 and is not considered part of Oceanside but a very close neighbor.
  7. Downtown is home to the California Surf Museum, which opened in 1986 and is still going strong to this day.
  8. Every year since 2007, Oceanside has hosted The Beach Soccer USA Cup — considered one the most difficult competitions in the USA.
  9. Singer-Songwriter Jason Mraz is from Oceanside and is known to frequent the San Diego coffee shop scene.
  10. TNT’s dramatic television show “Animal Kingdom” is filmed in Oceanside. The show is also set in Oceanside, but only select scenes are filmed here.

*Facts Courtesy of The Oceanside Historical Society and Wikipedia.org*

If you found this blog helpful, you may want to check out our post “3 Reasons We Love Encinitas.”

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