The Oceanside Police Department wishes a happy and safe Fourth of July to everyone. As in years past, members of the Oceanside Police Department will be present throughout the day, particularly in the beach and harbor areas on July Fourth. There will be no Fireworks display on this day.
On July 3rd the City of Oceanside will host the fireworks celebration in recognition of the City of Oceanside’s 130th anniversary. This event is expected to draw approximately 10,000 spectators around the El Corazon site where there will be a fireworks display at 2100 hours.
On July 3rd, for the fireworks, Rancho Del Oro will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:45pm to 11:00pm, and will be designated for pedestrian use only.
On July 4th, in order to help facilitate an enjoyable experience for everyone, OPD would like to inform the public that the Strand will be closed to vehicular traffic between Wisconsin Avenue and Breakwater Way, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. All other streets will be open for vehicular traffic.
The Harbor entrance at Harbor Dr. will be closed from 8:30 p.m. – midnight due to the Fireworks at Del Mar Beach aboard Camp Pendleton. There will be NO WESTBOUND traffic allowed on Harbor Dr. between N. Coast Highway and Harbor Dr. North, and no traffic will be allowed to enter the harbor from the intersection of Harbor Dr. at Carmelo Dr. between the same hours.
All standard parking regulations will be in effect except for street sweeping zones and two hour parking zones. Please refer to the specific parking regulations posted in each designated area.
City of Oceanside Safety Zone
The area west of the railroad tracks to the ocean and North and South to the city limits has been designated as a Safety Zone. A general reminder to everyone who comes to the beach area and the Harbor on the Fourth of July is that City Ordinance 1.7(i) establishes a Safety Zone.
Fines for all Oceanside City code violations will be tripled in this area.
Examples of pertinent City Codes are, but not limited to; no glass beverage containers on the beach, no open containers of alcohol on the beach, no diving or jumping from the pier, no dogs on the beach or the pier (with the exception of seeing eye dogs and service dogs). The Safety Zone is designated as the area west of the railroad tracks to the Pacific ocean and North and South to the City limits. Please enjoy your time in our beach areas and please be safe.
There will be no fireworks in the City on July 4.