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Camp Pendleton Marine Base Tour

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Address: Harbor Dr at Vandegrift Blvd, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5019
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Self-guided Bicycle Tour through Camp Pendleton

Rented a bicycle from Alan's Bike Shop in Oceanside, and then followed the signs to Camp Pendleton. Showed my ID at the gate check-point and cycled through the base to San Onofre... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rented a bicycle from Alan's Bike Shop in Oceanside, and then followed the signs to Camp Pendleton. Showed my ID at the gate check-point and cycled through the base to San Onofre State Park and continued on to San Clement (and back). Total distance is about 55 miles, but you can turn back at any point for a shorter ride.... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

In previous years we were able to drive on the base and privately tour this large base. Now security concerns have limited visits to organized tours and to vehicles with active duty or retired military I.D.s. We went with an organized group with a pre-arranged itinerary. It is a very interesting and eye-opening experience to see this large community of... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The First ones in and the last ones to leave. Semper Fidelis Ladies! Your Corps, My Corps, Our Corps, Marine Corps! Oh sorry, it's also nice to visit too. Beautiful well kept and maintained. Never will you see a sharper dressed man.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here thanks to our US marine friend. Were from the British military so were able to use the facilities with his recommendation. WOW!!! What can I say! The beach was perfect, the sea cold but very inviting albeit quite rough at times and we had a luxury villa which was lovely. All the people we met were so... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2016

Kudos to Faye Jonason, volunteer and museum officer, who gave us a private tour after another group we were going to join in with cancelled. There is much history in The Ranch House. It is the former ranch of the original owners of the property before the marines took over the area. The Mechanized Museum had some really cool pieces... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

We have a friendship with this young past Marine and now Navy Officer recently assigned to Camp Pendleton after a recent Mideast combat assignment. He was in full uniform and the salutes to his SUV by troops throughout the base were something to see. He used to call me Dick but now it was sir until I suggested he return... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 December 2014

Come visit and see what our men and women in the Marines are doing at this impressive facility. Everyone is very nice and will be very helpful.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 October 2014

This is a most valuable tour, and honors the brave young men and women who have trained here to develop the traits of honor, character and leadership that have exemplified Marines throughout history. And it was interesting to see the various commands that call this base home. I particularly enjoyed watching helicopter operations near the ocean....for sure practice makes perfect.... More 

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APACHE JUNCTION
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Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

Loved the camp grnd. Sites were clean, a great view of the beach. I got to see new Young Marines practing to become well trained fighting Marines. HooRah

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Honey Grove, Texas
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by how new and modern most of Camp Pendleton is. The base is much different than the military installations of my service days. The housing is as good as any civilian neighborhood and the service personnel can acquire needed furniture free of charge at a local distribution center.

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