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Silver Strand State Beach

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Address: 5000 Highway 75, Coronado, CA 92118-3299
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+1 619-435-5184
08:00 - 20:00
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One of the most beautiful beaches in the San Diego area, the Silver Strand...

One of the most beautiful beaches in the San Diego area, the Silver Strand Beach State Park is on the southern coast of Coronado.

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Lots of solitude available

Just walking a quarter mile from the parking lot and all the people are left behind, just a few surfers, anglers and beachcombers out there. It costs to use it, but then parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helmut S
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always find 20-30 Sand Dollars along this beach. I was here in the "off-months" so not sure how crowded it gets but my husband and I were mostly alone from November to May. Outstanding CRASHING waves and great view of Loma Point and Imperial Beach Pier. The water is not often on in the restrooms (except for the toilet)... More 

Thank Rosadelima_NewMexico
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just walking a quarter mile from the parking lot and all the people are left behind, just a few surfers, anglers and beachcombers out there. It costs to use it, but then parking is difficult near the free beaches and one often ends up paying anyway

Thank Helmut S
Carlsbad, California
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392 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not crowded is not reason enough. The long, narrow strand is a magnet for litter washed up by the waves. Out of town guests described it as "certainly no big deal" which was the overall impression of Coronado. Head north to La Jolla, Torrey Pines, or Swamis. Far more scenic and far less touristy.

Thank Bruce M
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

One week camping was amazing. A must to get beach front site. Sites are a good size with water and electric hook ups. There is a local pumping company that will come pump your gray and black tanks for 20 bucks makes it real convenient. The only downside is that the camp hosts are not the friendliest.

Thank Crazysparky
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Not many tourists have discovered this out of the way beach located across the road from the Loews Resort and Spa. You will love it. Clean unraked sand. Restrooms and no lifeguards!

Thank VickyStoneHarbor
Denton, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Friendly and helpful check-in process. Beautiful sunsets. Best you can expect being right on the beach. Will have to do again.

Thank MikeHall6464
Newport Beach, California
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148 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

In order to get to Crown Cove you park in the SilverStrand State Park parking lot and cross under the 75 Frwy by means of a tunnel. The cove is sheltered from waves and has sailing and kayaking opportunities, with rentals at the aquatic center. It is a great place for swimming and having a BBQ or luncheon. There are... More 

Thank Globewalker13
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Sand, sun and ocean waves sounds great but this unremarkable stretch of sand "blessed" with it's proximity to "Tijuana Floaters" is usually empty for a number of reasons not least of which is the almost constant posting of warnings to stay out of the water due to high bacterial counts. For a walk it's OK but for anything more look... More 

Thank Steve W
Thornton, CO
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Yes, as other reviewers have pointed out, it is a long strand of beach, but if you like a beach with some plant life or other distinguishing features, this is not it. The campground is next to a fairly busy highway that gets quiet around 9-10 p.m., then gets re-energized aroun 5 a.m. Yes, many rules. I'm a dog owner... More 

Thank JFirtion
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307 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Silver Strand is a beautiful stretch of beach. We walked on a lovely March evening and had very few companions on the beach. It was a great spot for a quiet, romantic walk on the beach. (Very easy access from Loew's Coronado Bay resort.)

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