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Oceanside Pier Photos

California

The Oceanside Municipal Pier is located at the end of Mission Avenue in Oceanside, California. The area has a bit of a gritty look to it but don’t let that dissuade you from visiting, the Oceanside Pier is frequented by families, surfers, dog walkers, locals, fishermen and tourists day and night. Ruby’s Diner lies at the end of the pier, a great place to take the kids for a burger and a shake and to get a view of the coastline at sunset. Brown pelicans, long habituated to handouts from fisherman, are often found idling on the railings of the pier and make for an easy photo. Dawn light usually paints the area in cool colors, blues and purples, and there is rarely anyone around at that time. Sunset, on the other hand, has the more classic golden state look to it, with many people lining the pier, the beach and the boardwalk enjoying the end of the day. I have sold a number of nice prints of the Oceanside Pier to clients, and return several times each year in an effort to make new images of this southern California icon. Cheers and thanks for looking!

Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night.  Oceanside

Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night. Oceanside.
Image ID: 14628
Location: Oceanside Pier, California, USA

Oceanside Pier at sunset, clouds and palm trees with a brilliant sky at dusk

Oceanside Pier at sunset, clouds and palm trees with a brilliant sky at dusk.
Image ID: 27610
Location: Oceanside Pier, California, USA

Oceanside Pier at Dawn

Oceanside Pier at Dawn
Image ID: 28878
Location: Oceanside, California, USA

Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night.  Oceanside

Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night. Oceanside.
Image ID: 14629
Location: Oceanside Pier, California, USA

California brown pelican on Oceanside Pier, sitting on the pier railing, sunset, winter, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus

California brown pelican on Oceanside Pier, sitting on the pier railing, sunset, winter.
Image ID: 27603
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: Oceanside Pier, California, USA

See also my photos of all five of the ocean piers in San Diego County:

Ocean Beach Pier photos
Scripps Institute of Oceanography Research Pier photos
Crystal Pier photos
Oceanside Pier photos
Imperial Beach Pier photos

Photo of Oceanside Pier

California, San Diego

The Oceanside Pier is the longest wooden pier on the West Coast of the United States. The concrete base of the pier was built in 1925. The wooden pier itself has been rebuilt several times, most recently in 1988. The names of locals who donated to the construction of the pier are engraved on the pier’s wood timbers. On a clear winter day one might see migrating gray whales, dolphins, pelicans and gulls, La Jolla and perhaps even Catalina. When the swell is up the pier is a good spot to watch surfers. People fish from the pier, but their catch never seems particularly appealing.

Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night.  Oceanside

Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night. Oceanside.
Image ID: 14628
Location: Oceanside Pier, California, USA

Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night.  Oceanside

Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night. Oceanside.
Image ID: 14629
Location: Oceanside Pier, California, USA

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