The front gate opens year-round at 7 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.
Silver Strand State Beach
Driving Directions to Silver Strand SB
Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.Online Reservations
Brochures and Campground Maps
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Winter berm in place along beach, may affect campsite views.
Please conserve water when visiting the park; excess water usage affects future water supplies due to the drought and increases costs to State Parks.
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.
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.
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
Available Activities and Facilities at Silver Strand State Beach
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Drinking Water Available