Silver Strand State Beach is a 7-mile isthmus that connects the city of Coronado and Imperial Beach and sits between the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. The spot is named for the silvery oyster shells that cover the beach and dunes here and you can also find clams buried in the sand by the water. A lot of the folks who camp here are repeat customers, visitors who've fallen in love with The Strand and return for a visit year after year. Campers will find 136 RV campsites (all with electric hookups). Tent camping is not allowed. Silver Strand State Beach also has some really nice picnic areas (on the bay side - accessed through a tunnel under the highway), barbecue pits, fire rings, lifeguards, public showers, snack bar, and restrooms. The beach front camping sites are numbered 101 to 137, the 2nd row (from the beach) are 201 to 235, the 3rd row (from the beach) are 316 to 334, and the 4th row (along the road/highway - furthest from beach) are numbered 401 to 429 (sites 410 and 411 do not exist). Sites 101, 102, 201, 203, 301 and 302 are handicap campsites.
Please enjoy the campsite photos of Silver Strand State Beach campground. We will continue to add more campsite photos of the campground if some are not available.
The surf here is relatively calm which is good for swimming, surf fishing, and some boogie boarding, but not for the serious surfer. The Silver Strand has a bike path stretching almost 10 miles to Coronado, which is also popular with runners, walkers, and inline skaters. Grunion runs can be witnessed at the state beach between March through August. The bay side and the nature preserve can be reached via three underground pedestrian tunnels from the ocean side parking lots. Because the water is warmer and calmer than the ocean, it is a popular area for sailing and swimming.
From FWY 5 southbound just beyond downtown San Diego, take the Coronado Bridge over the bay to Coronado Island, and head left on Orange Avenue HWY 75 south. From 5 FWY northbound, exit Palm Avenue west to HWY 75 north. You can't miss Silver Strand as you drive down the narrow sand isthmus dividing beach and bay.
Silver Strand SB, 5000 HIGHWAY 75, Coronado CA 92118
Silver Stand State Beach is located on Highway 75 between the city of Coronado, Ca and Imperial Beach, Ca. From the north - Take Int. 5 south, take the Coronado Bridge (75) to City of Coronado. Turn left at the first signal light, which is Orange Ave/highway 75. Continue on Orange Ave through town, driving south and take the Silver Strand State Beach Exit, turn right back into the park.
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Past the glitz of the famous Hotel Del Coronado lies Silver Strand State Beach, south of Coronado along the 7-mile stretch of the Silver Strand that connects with Imperial Beach to the south. Silver Strand State Beach, which encompasses both the San Diego Bay and Pacific Ocean sides of the strand, is a little farther off the beaten path, offering more solitude for those who wish to get away from the beach crowds.
Families and campers enjoy this beach. The relatively remote Silver Strand, where the Navy SEALS train, offers tons of recreational activities including camping, surfing, swimming, body boarding, jet skiing, sailing, and water skiing, as well as fishing and beach volleyball. Also, bicyclists, joggers, walkers, and skaters have 10 miles of bike path at their disposal extending from the strand back to Coronado.
The ocean side of the strand features 2.5 miles of coastline trimmed with silver shells (thus the name "Silver Strand"). The bay side, which can be reached via three underground pedestrian tunnels from the ocean side, has a nature preserve and is popular for sailing and swimming because the water is warmer and smoother.
Coronado Cays Park is just down the road from the State Beach, on the ocean side opposite the gated residential community. Here you'll find more wide open beaches and a great spot for a family outing and picnic in the park.