Silver Strand State Beach

Phone Number

(619) 435-5184

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: Up to 40 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: Up to 40 Feet

Park Hours

Entrance gates lock daily at:

- 7:00pm (Winter)*

- 8:00pm (Spring/Fall)*

9:00pm (Summer)*

Entrance Gates open year-round at 7 a.m.

* Winter = November 1 - February 28

* Spring = March 1 - Thursday before Memorial Day

* Fall = Tuesday afterLabor Day - October 31

* Summer = Friday before Memorial Day - Labor Day

Dogs Allowed?

Yes
Dogs allowed only in the parking lots and RV campground. Dogs not allowed on beach or bayside.

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.

Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.

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

Alerts

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. 

Campground Information

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 must back 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

Day Use Parking Rates (flat rate when staffed):
$12 Monday - Friday
$15 Saturday - Sunday

4th of July Weekend (Sat, Sun, Mon) = $20

Oversize vehicles are an extra fee. Oversize: 4th of July Weekend (Sat, Sun, Mon) = $60

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. 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.

Hourly off-season 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 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.

Address
5000 Highway 75
Coronado, CA 92118

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.
  ~ 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.

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Discovery Table
Date: October 7th 2022  Time: 2-4 p.m.

"Secrets of San Diego Bay" Bike Tour
Date:
 October 8st 2022  Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
Limited Spots Available:
First come first serve.
Reserve Your Spot before you arrive: https://forms.gle/iT8QkTisYgCgoRx68

Discovery Table
Date: October 8st 2022  Time: 2-3 p.m.

Identify Plants and Animals with the Seek App
Date: October 8th 2022  Time: 3-4 p.m.

 

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