Originally Posted by ksanders
She is a workout person, both on and off the water so thats why I, and she, was asking about the gym. We'll also be evaluating the local accessability of stand up paddleboarding, kyaking, and even PWC's if thats allowed.
We also have a couple of dogs, so thats important to her as well.
Oceanside is rather small (950 slips). A few restaurants and sidewalk places (superb fish & chips). Can be noisy - commuter trains running nearby. No gym that i know of. Best description may be "laid back". I've been there for three years and really enjoy it.
Check out Dana Point. Several restaurants, ~2500 slips, gym in the harbor, lots of SUP and PWC. 32nm to Avalon, 22 to Oceanside, 12 to Newport Beach. I berthed in DP for 20 years. I left because of harbor and County politics and turmoil and SUP/PWC, but that shouldn't affect you.