Base Maps: Map to the base of Camp Pendleton. There are three different maps on this link because Pendleton is so large.
Commissary: South Commissary (by Oceanside) open seven days a week. North Commissary (San Onofre) is closed on Mondays.
Exchange: We have a brand new exchange across from the Commissary (near the main gate) with a large selection of military gear, civilian clothing items, handbags and more. Everyone loves military shopping!
Bowling Alley: Great place to take the family. They have cosmic bowling which is a lot of fun, but can tend to be pretty loud on weekend nights. They also have a lot of other specials, check out their website to take advantage of all of them!
Movie Theater: Nice movie theatre on base but it is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
ITT Ticket Prices and Locations: Next to the Commissary at main gate, SOI next to the Exchange, and Mainside near the bowling alley.
Clubs: Officer Spouse Club
Golf Course: 18 hole golf course with pro. Weekly specials and more! Mulligan’s eatery is also available for catering and dining in options.
Beaches: There are two beach areas with beach cottages to rent, tent and RV camping areas. Del Mar is the southern beach area and San Onofre is the northern beach area. It’s a great time right on the beach with fire pits. Holiday weekends have a mandatory four day stay.
Marina: The USMC Marina is at the southern end of the base and offers several options to rent that include power boats, sail boats, sea kayaks and many kinds of lessons. There’s also slip rentals and sponsored cruises to Dana Point, Catalina Island, Mission Bay, San Diego and other destinations.
Lake O’Neill: A park and lake to enjoy with camping sites as well. It’s located over by the hospital in the middle of the base.
Pools: Just about every community center has its own pool and the Marine Corps offers pools as well. The community center pools are not listed on this website.
Scuba: Want to learn how to dive? Pendleton has its own dive shop and certification program close to mainside. A full service P.A.D.I. 5 Star IDC Training Center providing instruction, sales, rentals, repair & dive travel. La Jolla is about a 20 minute drive away from the main gate and offers a national underwater park that is awesome.
Fitness Centers: There are a number of fitness centers on base. Most gyms have FREE personal trainers, but there may be a waiting list. There’s also a variety of classes offered.
Race: Like to run or participate in marathons? Pendleton has a number of races right here on base. Try the famous Mud Run, which sells out very quickly!
Stables: If you are a horse lover, you are on the right base. They’ve got stables and pastures for rent, riding clubs, riding lessons and for the non-horse owners, they offer pony and trail rides! If you are hosting a birthday party, you can arrange for pony rides near your home.
Base Vet: For non-emergency appointments.
Inn of the Corps Lodging: A newly built lodging facility has been built behind the South Mesa Club.
Base Clubs: Enlisted Club (Double Deuce) and the “O” and Officer’s Pub.