Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps. It is located on the Southern California coast, in San Diego County, and bordered by Oceanside to the south, Cleveland National Forest, Orange and Riverside counties to the north, and Fallbrook to the east.

The base was established in 1942 to train U.S. Marines for service in World War II. By October 1944, Camp Pendleton was declared a "permanent installation" and by 1946, it became the home of the 1st Marine Division. It was named after Major General Joseph Henry Pendleton (1860–1942), who had long advocated setting up a training base for the Marine Corps on the west coast. Today it is the home to myriad Operating Force units including the I Marine Expeditionary Force and various training commands.

Camp Pendleton Housing Office

More than 6,736 housing units are available for Camp Pendleton personnel. Military personnel reporting to Camp Pendleton must register with the Base Housing Office, Building 200011, prior to making a rental agreement or purchasing a home in the civilian community.


San Onofre, Stuart Mesa, Mesa, Del Mar and Mountain Districts
DeLuz District

Family Housing Office (On Base Housing) (760) 725-6246/ (760) 725-6257/1-800-843-2182 Fax: (760) 725-5559

Housing Referral Office (Off Base Housing) (760) 725-6246/6310 or 1-800-843-2182 Fax: (760) 725-5559