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Greensboro, North Carolina
March 19, 2010
July 13, 2002
Not only was I astounded at the cleanliness of the beach, but also the face-lifts of many establishments close to it. And, then when I saw the gorgeous marina, the long fishing pier, the very active skateboard park, and a goodly week day crowd enjoying themselves in various pursuits, I contrasted this scene in my mind with many of the other North Coast beaches I'm familiar with. Moonlight Beach in Encinitas is a postage stamp in comparison with Oceanside Beach which is a big oceanside mural. With the other beaches, you invariably have to arrive at dawn to get a close-in parking spot that you pay for.Here, for a brief while, till a new project gets approved for recently razed land, is a window of opportunity for a summer's day at the beach without parking hassles.
You can fish from the pier without having to secure a license; a friend of ours does so when he doesn't have the time for a Baja trip and he can still get some yellowtail and feed his serious addiction to fishing.If you wish to go deep-sea fishing, head over to the adjacent marina ; a nominal $6.00 will buy you a day's fishing license and there are several outfits which will take you out on the ocean blue at reasonable costs. Our friend the fisherman has used Helgren's Oceanside Sportfishing, 315 South Harbor Drive, (722-2133), where fees start at $25.00. At the marina, you can also rent equipment for surfing, boogie-boarding, kayaking, jet skiing and other sea activities.
From journal Overlooked Oceanside -North of San Diego