Oceanside, California – This attractive beach community in northern San Diego County acts as a gateway between Los Angeles and San Diego. With its sandy beaches, the Southern California temperate climate, glittering harbor and public marina, Oceanside offers endless recreational opportunities from sports fishing to whale watching, boating and water sports. A beachside roadway welcomes bikers, joggers and roller bladers, and golf courses and tennis courts abound. The Oceanside Pier is one of the longest on the west coast and the harbor is dotted with shops, eateries, fine restaurants, picnic tables and a lighthouse. Oceanside is home to Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, an outstanding California mission, and the Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center for natural history. The Heritage Park Village and Museum surrounds a historic Main Street.