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My son is also stationed at Pendleton and has been there about 1 1/2 years. Once he graduated MOS, he went straight there and was given leave about 3 weeks later to get his wife moved. Once he gets to Pendleton he will be able to talk with the correct departments about getting everything in place. Be patient, you will soon get to join him and enjoy your life together. Pendleton is a beautiful area.
We visited our son at CP this summer in August. Yes, the water is not like Florida or even NJ, it is cold. There are a few nice beaches to stroll or hang out. We liked San Onofre Beach, it is beautiful. You can get a nice hamburger or breakfast burrito at San Clemente Beach from a little "hut restaurant" just feet from the water and walk along a paved path to the San Clemente Pier or even bike. There is also a nice beach by La Jolla, unless the seals/sea lions are hanging out as they do sometimes.
Hope you find some parts that you will like!