Oceanside Pier at sunset
|Official name||Oceanside Municipal Pier|
|Total length||1,954 feet (596 m)|
|Toll||Open to the Public|
Oceanside Pier was first built in 1888 at what is now Wisconsin Avenue. The original pier was destroyed by storms in the winter of 1890, and was rebuilt in 1893 by Melchoir Pieper in its current location at Pier View Way. At the foot of the pier is the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre, which hosts numerous events throughout the year. The Junior Seau Beach Community Center, also known as the Beach Recreation Center, is a 17,000 square foot facility located near the pier that includes a gymnasium, meeting room, stage, and kitchen. Both the amphitheater and the community center were renamed posthumously in 2012 in honor of hometown football hero Junior Seau.
Now in its sixth incarnation (built in 1987), the pier is a popular fishing spot, and Ruby's Diner, a 50's style diner, is located at the end. Surfing is also very popular on both the North and South sides of the pier.
|Oceanside Pier||Aerial View||Oceanside Pier|
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