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July 4th, 2016 Street Closures in Oceanside

Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Police Department wishes a happy, safe and sane Fourth of July to everyone. As in years past, members of the Oceanside Police Department will be out in full force throughout the city and particularly in the Harbor and at the beach for the entire day. There are no fireworks in the City of Oceanside on July 4th. For list of fireworks shows and events around North County, click [here]. For information about events over the holiday weekend, click [here].

In order to help facilitate an enjoyable experience for everyone, the following street closures will be in effect:

  • 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 to all incoming from 9:00 p.m. – midnight.  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

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.

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