Silver Strand State Beach is located on the strip of sand that separates San Diego Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Silver Strand is San Diego’s’ most popular place for beach camping. Silver Strand gives you the feeling of a remote location while being only a few miles away from the city. A tunnel connects from the Pacific Ocean to San Diego Bay side of the park.
There are 136 campsites and they are for self-contained vehicles only. Tent camping is not permitted at Silver Strand State Beach. All vehicles must be self-contained. This means they must have built-in enclosed systems that can hold and store water and tanks that hold and store sewage.
Camping is on the north lot #4. Spaces 041 to 061 and 081 to 095 are right on the beach. Step out of your RV right onto the sand. The other four rows of camping spaces are on the parking lot, but just steps from the beach.
Being so close to the San Diego Silver Strand Beach is booked up months in advance for the summer season. If you can camp off season you should not have too much of a problem getting a campsite for your RV.
You can also keep checking Reserve America for cancellations or just go for the day and enjoy. Camping spots can be reserved up to seven months in advance so plan on making summer reservations around Christmas.
Silver Strand has beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Combined with the area’s mild climate, the beaches make Silver Strand one of the San Diego’s best beach camping destinations.
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Silver Strand State Beach is about 15 minutes south of downtown San Diego The beach here is long, flat and wide. This sand spit connects Coronado with Imperial Beach and stretches for miles. Views from the from the Silver Strand include Coronado Island, Point Loma, the Coronado Bridge and the Naval shipyards.
Weather at Silver Strand is usually warm and dry during the summer and cool and wet winter. Summer fog burns off by noon most days. Extremes of heat or cold are rare, with average maximum temperatures ranging from near 65 degrees in January to nearly 78 degrees in August.
On the bay side of the park is the Crown Cove Aquatic Center is an effort between California State Parks, Southwestern Community College and the California Department of Boating and Waterways. The aquatic center offers classes in boating safety, leadership training, CPR, first aid, swift water rescue and lifeguard training.
For Day use, there are plenty of places to have a picnic and the calmer and slightly warmer water in the bay is ideal for swimming and boating. Crown Cove Trail is an accessible .8-mile loop and takes you through some of the natural habitats of the strand.
Silver Strand State Beach Strand State Beach 5000 Hwy. 75 Coronado, CA 92118
120 RV or Trailer campsites. Self-contained vehicles no tents here. Silver Strand State Beach Campsite Reservations