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Silver Strand State Beach, Coronado
(4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy outdoor recreation along the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay at Silver Strand State Beach. Due to its prime location along the shoreline and the area's mild climate, this beach is an ideal location for camping, swimming, boating, volleyball games, and more. The park's bay side boasts panoramas of the San Diego Bay and offers water a bit warmer and calmer than along the ocean. Directly south of this developed spot lies a nature preserve, where you can take a stroll and keep an eye out for snails, sand dollars, and cockle shells. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Silver Strand State Beach and many more Coronado attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Coronado vacation route planner.
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  • Without losing contact with San Diego you lie on the beach on the Bay so you can admire all traffic in that Bay.
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  • Nice for a walk, some people were riding a bike. Cute neighboirhood in the vicinity, where pepole were doing bbq. 
  • we went about 8:10 am it was a bit overcast but just breath taking, was my first time to see the Pacific Ocean my midge moo found 10 whole sand dollars!!!! 
  • This beach was awesome, we found sand dollars all over the place which was new to me being from the East Coast. I would definitely suggest a visit at Low Tide to check them out. Also seemed like a great campsite spot with all the RVs in the area. Families seemed to really be enjoying the area. Coronado is a prime spot to hang out at night as well with many restaurants and local shops. It runs into a military training ground and an uncleaned part of the beach as well though, so be careful if walking down the beach towards the base.
  • This beach is outstanding. Went in October during the off season in the afternoon. Didn't have to pay to park. Was able to walk the beach all the way down to the Obstacle Course for the government. There were signs that said keep back and barbed wire fence. Beach is completely preserved. In other words they don't clean up their sea kelp that washes up on shore. We found so many sand dollars! We kept them there Bc they were mostly alive. The parking lot has bathrooms and sinks. No soap. They have an option to bring in your RV. Man what a sunset! Check it out!
  • Nice RV park n beach area, has firepits on beach, huge parking area, snack shop, restrooms. Good prices you need to book about 6-8 months in advance.
  • This is the quietest beach in San Diego. Cool breezes, clean restrooms, and lifeguards. If you are visiting from cilder climates, be wary of staying in the sun for too long. Because of the cool breezes and cold Pacific Ocean, this beach is notorious for sunburns. It is a state owned beach, so parking is $10.00 for the whole day.
  • It's a parking lot at the beach and it feels that way. The gate closes at seven and you cannot leave because your car will be outside the gate and the distance is too far to walk in the dark. In this case you miss the night life of San Diego.The beach is separated only by sand which is nice. Although, the beach is no paradise and it has no memorable features to speak of. I learned that a lot of military vets are there camping and they do not pay which is really nice.