Silver Strand State Beach

UPDATE (June 15, 2020) - As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some guidelines for people visiting Silver Strand State Beach:

What is open now?
  • Silver Strand State Beach including the day-use lots and RV campground are open for active and passive recreation, parking, and RV camping.
  • Day-use fees may be paid through the automated pay machines installed at the park.
  • Campgrounds will open at limited capacity to maintain social distancing and avoid large group gatherings starting June 12. For more information about camping, visit To make a reservation, visit or call 800-444-7275. Walk-ins will NOT be allowed.   
What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?
At this park:

  • Group activities & athletics are prohibited at this time. Park amenities such asvolleyball courts and fire pits are closed.

  • Many campgrounds across the state remain closed until further notice. Some campgrounds have started to reopen with modifications. For more information, please visit
  • High public-use indoor facilities, including museums and visitor centers.
  • Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice.

Are there any new visitor guidelines?
Yes, please see below:
  • Stay Local: Walk or bike into the beach. Visit the beach with only those in your immediate household.
  • Stay Active: Walk, jog, surf, swim, body board, etc. Passive recreation is also permitted, which includes sunbathing and sitting.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics, group games, games of sport and beach parties are not allowed. Visitors are being asked to leave if there are too many people at the beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/ sanitizer and pack out all trash.
  • Stay Covered: Wear face coverings when you cannot maintain a safe 6 ft. distance. San Diego County regulations require all visitors to have a mask at all times and to wear it whenever you are within 6 ft. of another person outside your household.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit

Phone Number

(619) 435-5184

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 40 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 40 Feet

Park Hours

Front Gates open year-round at 7 a.m.  The gates are locked at:

- 9:00pm (Summer)  Friday before Memorial Day - Labor Day

- 8:00pm (Fall)  Tuesday after Labor Day - October 31

7:00pm (Winter)  November 1 - February 28

8:00pm (Spring)  March 1 - Thursday before Memorial Day

Dogs Allowed?

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.

Camping and Lodging

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.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Family Campsites
RV Dump Station
RV Access
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
Picnic Areas
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible


As of June 1st, 2016, 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. 

Day Use Information

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

4th of July = $20; Labor Day Weekend = $15

Oversize vehicles are an extra fee. Oversize: 4th of July = $60, Labor Day Weekend = $45
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 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

For Reservation issues, call 1-800-444-PARK (7275).

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. 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.

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

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

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.
  ~ Exception: Day use and camping area parking lots, 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.


Loews Hotel Beach Packages

Loews Hotel of Coronado provides a beach set-up package which includes two lounge chairs, two towels and a beach umbrella for $10 or a beach set-up for one that includes one lounge chair, a towel and a beach umbrella for $8. This service is available to the public as well as hotel guests.

Loews Beach Packages








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