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Silver Strand State Beach

Contact Information

(619) 435-5184

Park Hours

The front gate opens year-round at 7 a.m.  The gates are locked during the following hours:

- 8:00pm March 1 - Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend

- 9:00pm  Friday before Memorial Weekend - Labor Day

- 8:00pm Tuesday after Labor Day - October 31

- 7:00pm November 1 - February 28

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 40 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 40 Feet

Driving Directions to Silver Strand SB

The beach is located 4.5 miles south of the city of Coronado on Highway 75. The park is located on the sand-spit that forms the outer edge of San Diego Bay between Coronado and Imperial Beach. The park has 2 ½ miles of ocean beach and ½ mile on the bay. The entrance to the park is from Highway 75, which serves as a divider between the ocean side of the park and the bay side.

Reservation Notice

Website and telephone reservations for California’s state parks is temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on Aug. 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. For more information, such as FAQs, please visit ReserveCalifornia™


    

 

 

Day Use Information

Day Use Parking Rates (flat rate when staffed):
$10 Monday - Friday
$12 Saturday - Sunday

Oversize vehicles are an extra fee.
https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28056
Any Special Rules for Oversized Vehicles?
In the high-demand units of southern California we must charge fees according to the space you occupy. If your recreational vehicle occupies two spaces, we offer an Oversized Vehicle rate. This fee is designed to recover revenue lost when an oversized vehicle uses more than one space that could have been filled by an additional paying vehicle. The fee will also deter large vehicle owners from expanding their recreational vehicles (RV) in a parking area, limiting space for other paying visitors. If the vehicle’s traveling length and width extend beyond two spaces, additional fees may be paid to cover the number of spaces occupied by the vehicle. Additional fees cannot be purchased to accommodate a vehicle’s extended size. Fees may only be used to cover the traveling size. Extending a shade canopy or additional equipment into adjoining spaces beyond traveling size will require a day use fee for each additional space used.

Hourly rates when not staffed:
0-1 Hrs = $4
0-2 Hrs = $6

Please conserve water when visiting the park; excess water usage affects future water supplies due to the drought and increases costs to State Parks.

Campground Information

Camping is available for self-contained recreational vehicles, motorhomes, or trailers only, per Coastal Commission regulations.  Minimum requirement is a built in sink with an enclosed drain system, and a portable toilet with holding tank. Others will be turned away.  

Day Use Lot #3 is now available for campground extra vehicle parking.  Have more space in your site!  Special Rules and Pricing apply.  Rate is $15 per night.  Contact the park for detailed information.

Campground Check In Time is 2:00 pm, no exceptions.  if you arrive early, parking may be available in the day use area for a fee. 

It is always a good idea to call ahead regarding operating hours, fees, and conditions, which can change.

Project Updates

Silver Strand State Beach is upgrading the sewage system.  All restrooms on the Ocean Side of the park, including the Day Use and Campground area will be closed for up to 4 weeks starting on September 11, through October 5 or possibly October 13.  Water maybe turned off for several days at a time.  Restrooms and showers will be in operation on the Bay Side (through the walking tunnels).  Campers should conserve water and dumping may be limited.

Tentatively, for a five day period between October 30 – November 9 2017, heavy equipment may be on the beach moving sand for winter berm protection.  Noise and blowing sand may periodically affect campsites.  Exact dates are unknown, but will be updated by Sept. 15, 2017.  Campsites may have reduced visibility due to winter berm.

Come visit !! :)

"Photo: Car camping on the beach at Silver Strand State Beach" Silver Strand State Beach features extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Combined with the area’s mild climate, the beaches make Silver Strand one of the area’s finest recreation destinations. Camping, swimming, surfing, boating, water-skiing, volleyball, and picnicking are popular activities. Anglers can fish for perch, corbina, grunion and yellow-fin croaker.

Park facilities include four large parking lots, which can accommodate up to 1,000 vehicles.  Restroom and cold showers are available on each side of the park.  Beach restrooms are for Day-Use visitors.  Per Coastal Commission regulations, campers must be in fully self-contained vehicles.  Fire rings for cookouts are available on the beach during summer.  It is always a good idea to call ahead regarding operating hours, fees, and conditions, which can change.

 


The bay side of the park offers views of San Diego Bay. Three pedestrian tunnels lead from the parking lots under the highway to the bay side of the park. (The bay side of the park is restricted to pedestrian traffic only. No vehicles are allowed in the tunnels or on the bay side.) The water in the bay area is usually warmer and calmer, perfect for swimming and sailing. Ramadas, tables, barbecue pits, and fire rings are available in the area. South of the developed area, there are one and a half miles of ocean and natural preserve. Strolling along the beach, visitors may see moon snail shells, cockle shells, and an occasional sand dollar in the sand.

  ~ Dogs are not allowed on the beach, in the tunnels, or on the bay side.
  ~ Dogs are allowed only in the day use and camping area parking lots.
  ~ All dogs must remain on a leash no longer than six feet in length.

The Silver Strand Beach Café operates Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends for the busy summer season and offers a variety of ice cream sundaes, sandwiches, and bar-be-que.  Some beach amenities such as boogie boards for rent and sunscreen, sunglasses, ice, firewood, and hats are for sale.

 

Coronado Surfing AcademyCoronado Surfing Academy provides surfing lessons year round. Our instructors are certified & all equipment is provided.  For more information please contact http://www.coronadosurfing.com/contact.php or telephone (619) 293-3883.

 

 

 

CCAC LogoThrough a unique collaboration with CA State Parks and the CA Department of Boating & Waterways, Southwestern College operates the Crown Cove Aquatic Center at Silver Strand State Beach.  To learn more about CCAC programs and activities available to the general public and guests of SSSB, including courses and rentals, CLICK HERE.

 

Service Reductions

California State Parks periodically implements service reductions in order to meet Department budget.  Service reductions may include closing portions of restroom facilities.  Please be aware that some areas of the beach may have a closed tower and posted "No Lifeguard on Duty"; check with park staff on beach conditions and swim where lifeguards are present.  Service reductions do not pertain to park concessions.

Location - Directions

The beach is located 4.5 miles south of the city of Coronado on Highway 75. The park is located on the sand-spit that forms the outer edge of San Diego Bay between Coronado and Imperial Beach. The park has 2 ½ miles of ocean beach and ½ mile on the bay. The entrance to the park is from Highway 75, which serves as a divider between the ocean side of the park and the bay side.

Address
5000 Highway 75
Coronado, CA 92118


Available Activities and Facilities at Silver Strand State Beach

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Family Campsites
RV Dump Station
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Swimming
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible
 
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