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Silver Strand SB

SilverStrandSB

California State Parks is actively working with local, state and federal entities in assessing San Diego beaches and lagoons in relation to the oil spill that initiated in Orange County.

At this time, state beaches in San Diego remain open. Please use caution when visiting them as we expect to see oiled materials and tarballs wash up on the beaches, and individuals are advised not to handle or ingest any oil materials. If you do see oil or tarballs on the beach, please report them t.gov. Also, if you locate oiled wildlife, do not touch the animal and report the finding to the oiled wildlife care network at .

For additional information on the oil spill itself, visit

Park Notice:Drinking fountains and showers are currently closed. We apologize for any inconvenience.This park unit is fully open.State Parks will continue to use a monitor and adapt strategy to meet any new guidance it may receive from local and state public health officials as COVID-19 is still present and still deadly, especially for the elderly, immune-compromised and the unvaccinated.

Protect yourself, family, friends and your community by following these prevention measures:

of the park unit you want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. Have a back-up plan in case your destination is crowded. Stay home if you are sick

Some restrooms will be temporarily closed to keep up with cleaning schedules. Bring soap/hand sanitizer.

Find out what precautions you should take when exploring the outdoors, especially if this is your first time visiting the State Park System. Learn more at

State Parks continues to follow guidance provided by the

California Department of Public Health

: Face coverings are not required in public outdoor settings.For indoor public settings, such as museums and visitor centers, all vaccinated individuals are to self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry.

: Face coverings are required in indoor public settings such as museums and visitor centers.

Leave areas better than how you found them by staying on designated trails and packing out all trash. Do not disturb wildlife or plants.

EntranceGatesopenyear-round at7 a.m.

* Spring = March 1 – Thursday before Memorial Day

* Fall = Tuesday afterLabor Day – October 31

* Summer = Friday before Memorial Day – Labor Day

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.

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 parks maximum stay rules.

OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION

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.

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

Camping is available forself-containedrecreational vehicles, motorhomes, or trailersonly, per Coastal Commission regulations.Minimum requirements: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.ALL RVsmustbackinto their campsites.Park gates close nightly atseasonallyposted hours. When gates are locked, there is no vehicle access into or out of the park.It is always a good idea to call ahead regarding operating hours, fees, and conditions, which can change.

Day Use Parking Rates(flat rate when staffed):

4th of July Weekend (Sat, Sun, Mon) = $20; Labor Day Weekend = $15

Oversize vehicles are an extra fee. Oversize:4th of JulyWeekend (Sat, Sun, Mon)= $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 vehicles 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 vehicles 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 off-season rates when not staffed:

Please conserve water when visiting the park; excess water usage affects future water supplies and increases costs to State Parks.

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.

Silver Strand State Beach features extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Combined with the areas mild climate, the beaches make Silver Strand one of the areas 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 fullyself-contained vehicles. Fire rings for cookouts areavailable 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 arenot allowedon 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.

Through 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 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.

If you are interested in having a camping trailer delivered and set up on your campsite, the following Concessionaires are the approved contract providers:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding concessionaire contracts in the San Diego Coast District, please email

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