Silver Strand State Beach

5000 Highway 75
Coronado, CA 92118


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.


RV Camping — Campsites can be reserved year round by calling (800) 444-7275.  All RV campsites have water and electric hookups. A sanitation station is nearby.

Fishing — Perch, corbina and yellow-fin croakers are prolific here, and during the summer, spawning grunion may be caught on the sand. Anglers age 16 and over must carry a valid California sport fishing license.

Surfing — The two miles of beach break with white sandy beaches are best at medium to high tide on a mixed swell. Surfers should stay north or south of the swimming area.

Swimming/Sailing — The calmer and slightly warmer water in the bay is ideal for swimming and sailing.

Kiteboarding — The wind speed here is higher than at other San Diego area beaches. Intermediate to advanced kiteboarders find the best riding from October to January. Kiteboarding is permitted only at parking lot #1 —the southernmost open parking lot—downwind of people on the beach or in the water, and north of the Silver Strand Natural Preserve.

Picnicking — Ramadas and tables are available at the beach and bay side picnic areas, with fire rings on the beach during summer. Pedestrian tunnels under the freeway allow access to the bay side picnic area and views of San Diego Bay.

Aquatic Center — On the bay side of the beach, Crown Cove Aquatic Center is a collaborative effort between California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways and Southwestern Community College.

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