If you’ve had enough of the beautiful beaches of Oceanside, travel a little inland to visit gorgeous Guajome National Park. With 33 camp sites offering amenities like a caravan pavilion, picnic areas, and shade–not to mention the fresh, salty breeze. Two day use areas include a basketball court and new playgrounds for the kids.

Two ponds include a wide variety of fish, and large populations of migratory birds are great for the avid or casual bird watcher. If you feel up to a beautiful hike, 4.5 miles of park trails meander through diverse Southern California habitats including woodlands, chaparral, wetlands, and mixed grasslands–Guajome Park has just about everything.

Guajome Park is well known for the weddings held here, and offers a gazebo overlooking the lake, perfect for the ideal outdoor wedding.

Whether its fishing, hiking, camping, nature watching or a relaxing picnic, this beloved park is only 8 miles from the ocean, so you can have a little of both.