Fun and Food at Oceanside Beaches


by: Roberta Murphy

Villa Sotheby’s International Realty is opening an office near the beach in downtown Oceanside at the new and luxurious Oceanside Terraces. We look forward to meeting our new neighbors at or near Oceanside beaches, including homeowners of the San Miguel condos, North Coast Village, Marina Towers, the Aegean, and Oceanside’s Row Homes–to name just a few.

Great places to meet downtown Oceanside neighbors are at community events (Sunset Market) and along Oceanside beaches and the pier, where local vendors offer everything from surf lessons, bicycle rentals, Italian ices, steaming coffee and expressos, fresh-squeezed lemonade and other fun foods. Many of these foods and services are only offered during the summer season and fold up after Labor Day.

So when you are visiting Oceanside beaches this summer, you might want to keep this list on hand as a handy community guide. And if you are in the market for Oceanside real estate, please stop by our office at 301 Mission in the Oceanside Terraces to discover what this quintessential California beach city has to offer.

You may decide to stay for a lifetime!

Oceanside’s Beach Services
Courtesy of downtown Oceanside’s Main Street Association

Asylum Surf. Body boards, surf boards, swim fins & wetsuit rentals in the kiosk south of the amphitheater, on the north edge of Betty’s Lot. 760-722-7101

Surfin Fire
. Surf lessons – 1st time or to improve skills. North of the Oceanside Amphitheater on the Plaza. 760-889-6775

Wheel Fun Rentals. Exciting products, like Surreys, Quad Sports and Choppers, designed for singles, couples, kids, or bring the whole family! Located under the Oceanside Pier. 805-650-7770

Mobile Money. ATM machine next to the Oceanside Beach Community Center. (coming soon)


Cafecitó. Espresso, Coffee, Tea and 100% Fruit Smoothies, pastries and snacks. New for this summer: Ultra-thin organic pizzas. South of the Oceanside Pier Plaza, adjacent to the north amphitheater entrance. 760-473-1947

Dad’s NY Hot Dogs. Assorted hot dogs, toppings, prepackaged beverages, chips and candies. Tyson Street Park area near the restrooms – Life Guard tower #5. 760.805.6448

Kokomo’s Beach Café. Best Burgers at the Beach – variety toppings. Beef/veggie dogs, wrap sandwiches, ice cream & specialty desserts. 2 for 1 SPECIALS. South of the Oceanside Amphitheater, adjacent to the south entrance. 760-967-1234

L’Limone. Fresh squeezed lemonade, soft frozen Minute Maid lemonade cups and authentic salt water taffy. North of the Amphitheater on the Plaza.

Nutty Bavarian. Roasted nuts and assorted canned and frozen beverages. Tyson Street Park area near the restrooms – Life Guard tower #5.

Oh My Gosh Donuts. Hot fresh mini donuts – various toppings; deep fried candy bars – Snickers, Baby Ruth, & more; hot & cold drinks. North of the Pier on the Plaza. 760-579-1775

Skweezrz NY Italian Ices. Better than ice cream. Tyson Street Park area near the restrooms – Life Guard tower #5. 760-707-9559

Surf & Sea Hawaiian Shaved Ice. Various cool and refreshing flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice. Seagaze Park area.

Food and services are available daily through Labor Day. Weekend hours are 9:00 am to sunset. (Note: weekday hours may vary slightly through mid-June.)

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