The Silver Strand State Beach is located 4.5 miles south of Coronado Village along the Silver Strand. There are beaches on the Pacific Ocean and on San Diego Bay. The park offers camping, swimming, surfing, boating, water-skiing, volleyball, kite surfing and picnic spots. There are parking lots, restrooms and showers. Campers must be in fully self-contained vehicles. During the summer fire rings are available on the beach.
There are three pedestrian tunnels that lead from the parking lots, under the highway, to the bay side of the park. The bay side is restricted to pedestrian and bicycle traffic only. The water in the bay area is frequented by swimmers and boaters and is also home to the Cove Aquatic Center. Ramadas, tables, barbecue pits, and fire rings are available. Just south of this area are one and a half miles of ocean and natural preserve.
~ Dogs are not allowed on the beach, in the tunnels, or on the bay side. ~ Dogs are allowed only in the day use and camping area parking lots. ~ All dogs must remain on a leash no longer than six feet in length.
The Silver Strand Beach Café operates Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends for the busy summer season and offers a variety of ice cream sundaes, sandwiches, and bar-be-que. Some beach amenities such as boogie boards are for rent and sunscreen, sunglasses, ice, firewood, and hats are for sale. For camping reservations call Reserve America at 1-800-444-7275 or via the Internet at www.reserveamerica.com.