All wood burning fires are prohibited on our State Beaches where established fire rings are not provided. View the full media release here (Media Release
). At Silver Strand, wood fires are allowed only in provided fire rings.
Notice of Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program
: The ocean shoreline and bay at Silver Strand State Beach will be intermittently closed to public water contact when there is a threat to public health. For more information and updates on current conditions including closures, please visit San Diego County Beach and Bay Water Quality Program at http://www.sdbeachinfo.com/
before visiting the park.
Camping reservations can only be made through Reserve California at reservecalifornia.com
or by calling 1-800-444-7275. Reservations can be made as soon as the same day or up to 6 months in advance, based on availability. Silver Strand State Beach Campground requires a self-contained camping unit and offers only hook-up sites. In order to obtain the most accurate information on available camp sites, be sure to select hook-up as the site type on the Reserve California web site
Camping is available for self-contained
recreational vehicles, motorhomes, or trailers only
, per Coastal Commission regulations. Minimum requirements:
a running water system and flushable toilet with holding tank. Vehicles not meeting the minimum requirements 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 $20 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.ALL RV's
into their campsites.Park gates close nightly at seasonally posted hours. When gates are locked, there is no vehicle access into or out of the park.
It is always a good idea to call ahead regarding operating hours, fees, and conditions, which can change.
Day Use Information
If there is no staff person in the kiosk at the park entrance, day use fees must be paid at the Automated Pay Machine.
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. 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, or additional equipment or occupancy. Fees may only be used to cover the traveling size. Extending a shade canopy or additional equipment into adjoining spaces beyond traveling size is not permitted.
Please conserve water when visiting the park; excess water usage affects future water supplies and increases costs to State Parks.
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.
5000 Highway 75
Coronado, CA 92118
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.
~ Exception: Day use and camping area parking lots and paved pathways on the bayside, where they must remain on a leash no longer than six feet in length.
Through 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.