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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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  • We visited here based on reviews indicating best place for sea shells. It did not disappoint. Beautiful beach with breathtaking views. You do have to pay to enter for a day pass as it is a state park....  more »
  • On the island of Coronado, South of the naval base and the area inhabited, begins a huge stretch of sand, ideal for walking and relaxing. parking quite expensive, but then only nature and sea.
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  • This RV park is merely a paved parking lot with water/electric hookups. There is a man-made sea wall between the RV park and the ocean. If you climb to the top of this sand partition, you can see the ...  more »
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  • 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.