The Advantages of a Home On-Base

Life on-base at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, means less time commuting and more time for the things that are most important to you. Numerous Marine Corps commands and private employers are within walking distance or a short drive. A variety of shopping and dining options are nearby when you need to run errands or pick up dinner to go. Catch the latest release at the Camp Pendleton Movie Theater or try for a perfect game at the bowling alley.

Just across base, you’ll find the commissary, Marine Corps Exchange, and many other conveniences. There are also numerous organizations serving military children and families, including the Armed Services YMCA, Marine Corps Community Services, and several child development centers and elementary schools.

Southern California Living

Serra Mesa positions you in the heart of SoCal’s famed beaches and attractions. Surf at the Oceanside Pier, treat yourself to lunch overlooking the ocean at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, explore the Temecula wineries, or let your inner child loose at LEGOLAND California and the Disneyland Resort. Whether you’re venturing off base for work or play, you can take advantage of the Sprinter light rail, Coaster train, and various bus transit options, plus easy access to I-5 and Highways 76 and 78.

A resident eating near Serra Mesa in Oceanside, California

Food & Drinks

  • Marine Corps Exchange (MCX)
  • Harbor Fish & Chips
  • Beach Break Cafe
  • Fratelli's Italian Kitchen
  • Moe's Southwest Grill
  • Dunkin'
  • Panda Express
  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
  • Starbucks
Children playing at a school near Serra Mesa in Oceanside, California

Community & Resources

  • Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton
  • City of Oceanside
  • Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
  • North County Transit District
  • MiraCosta College Community Learning Center
  • Fallbrook Union High School
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary School
  • Courteau Child Development Center
A father and son bowling near Serra Mesa in Oceanside, California

Shopping & Entertainment

  • Marine Corps Exchange (MCX)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Oceanside Harbor Beach
  • Del Mar Beach & Marina
  • Leatherneck Lanes
  • Target
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Camp Pendleton MCB Commissary
  • Mainside Marine Mart

More Than a Home,
It's a Community

A furnished living room at Serra Mesa in Oceanside, California
A mother helping her daughter ride a bike at Serra Mesa in Oceanside, California
A father holding his son at Serra Mesa in Oceanside, California
A house cat laying down at Serra Mesa in Oceanside, California