Silver Strand SB

State Beach

For camping reservations call Reserve America at 1-800-444-7275 or via the internet at


Silver Strand SB has temporarily extended its gate closure hours for registered campers.  Until June 30th 2014, access into the park through the entrance gate will be available to registered campers until 10pm every evening.  The park will still be closing all day use operations and gates at the posted times within the park.  All visitors with day use passes will be held to the posted closure times.

"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 Academy
Coronado Surfing Academy provides surfing lessons year round. Our instructors are certified & all equipment is provided.  For more information please contact or telephone (619) 293-3883.


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.

Service Reductions

California State Parks is implementing service reductions in order to meet Department budget cuts this fiscal year.  Service reductions include closing all bayside restrooms except the fully accessible restroom at the Aquatic Center and 1/2 of the beach-side restrooms on weekdays.  All beach-side restrooms are open during weekends.  Please be aware that some areas of the beach are posted  "No Lifeguard on Duty"; swim where lifeguards are present.  Service reductions do not pertain to park concessions.

Due to the natural sandy conditions, wind, and limited staffing, campers are encouraged to assist in moving sand and maintaining their campsites. A limited number of shovels and brooms are available for borrowing at the campground kiosk or campers may bring their own.

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

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    The front gate opens year-round at 8 a.m. Park closure hours vary. Please contact the park with questions. Camping is available for self-contained vehicles, motor-homes, or trailers. Per Coastal Commission regulations, vehicles that are not fully self-contained will be turned away. It is always a good idea to call ahead regarding operating hours, fees, and conditions, which can change.

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (619) 435-5184

  • Region

    San Diego County


    San Diego

  • Purchase Annual Passes




5000 Highway 75
Coronado, CA 92118