Silver Strand State Beach

Just a short drive away from San Diego on Coronado Island is Silver Strand State Beach, also known as The Strand. Learn more about this gorgeous San Diego-area attraction below!

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A seven-mile isthmus beach covered in soft sand and lined with silver shells, Silver Strand State Beach is the bridge between Coronado Island and Imperial Beach, as well as the divider between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The beach is also four and a half miles south of Coronado and combines with the Point Loma peninsula to shelter San Diego Bay.

Along Silver Strand State Beach, popular activities include jogging and biking along Highway 75 and typical beach activities like swimming, surfing, body boarding, jet skiing, water skiing, fishing, sailing, picnicking, bonfires on the beach, and beach volleyball. The most commonly caught species of fish include yellow-fin croaker, corbina, perch, and grunion.

Due to Silver Strand State Beach being a little more out of the way, visitors to this state beach will encounter far fewer crowds than beaches like Mission Beach and Ocean Beach nearby. Additionally, the state beach is located between beaches that are used by the Department of Defense for the training of Navy SEALs. Additionally, visitors to the beach can take in spectacular sights of San Diego Bay, as well as take advantage of the bay’s warmer and calmer waters for sailing and swimming.

When the state beach is staffed, weekday day-use parking rates are set at $10.00, while weekend parking is priced at $12.00. When no staff is present, hourly parking rates are $4.00 for one hour or less and $6.00 for two hours or less.

Silver Strand State Beach opens at 7:00am all year long, with varying closing hours depending on the season. The front gate is locked at 7:00pm from November 1st through February 28th and at 8:00pm from both March 1st through the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend and from the Tuesday after Labor Day through October 31st. The gate closes at 9:00pm from the Friday before Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

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