Silver Strand State Beach RV & Campground Guide


The Silver Strand is a narrow, 7-mile-long sandy isthmus near the cities of Coronado and San Diego, California, on Highway 75. Along with the Point Loma peninsula, the Silver Strand forms the San Diego Bay. The state park sits on this sandy isthmus on the outer edge of San Diego Bay. With a half-mile of beach on the bay and more than 2 miles of ocean beach, the park is a haven for anyone who loves the ocean.

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Spring 69-76 F
Summer 69-76 F
Fall 65-69 F
Winter 65-69 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Silver Strand State Beach

Southern California is a legendary destination for anyone who loves sunny beaches and a laid-back lifestyle. There are a lot of opportunities for RV camping here, including right on Silver Strand. If you don't have an RV of your own, you can always rent an RV from RVshare. RVshare has plenty of options to meet your budget and lifestyle.

Silver Strand State Park Campground

One of the best things about Silver Strand State Park Campground is that there are 124 campsites available for self-contained RVs. What could be better than spending the weekend just steps from the glorious Pacific Ocean? There is a 40-foot length limit, and all RVs must be self-contained. Be sure to make a reservation for this very popular campground. The rate is $65 per night plus a reservation fee and an extra $15 per day for additional vehicles.

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Water hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: No

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pet friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Dump station, restrooms

Chula Vista RV Resort

Just 2 short miles from Silver Strand, this beautifully landscaped RV resort has 237 spaces and is right on the water. The concrete pads can accommodate RVs up to 60 feet in length. The rate is $100 per night at Chula Vista RV Resort.

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Water hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pet friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Showers, restrooms, laundry, propane, swimming pool, playground, camp store, recreation room and access to a beach and marina

San Diego Metro KOA

Three miles from Silver Strand State Beach, this highly rated RV resort has everything you'll need to enjoy your stay. There is a generous 70-foot length limit at San Diego Metro KOA, and it's very kid-friendly with plenty of activities for both children and adults. The daily rate averages $100 per night.

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Water hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Showers, restrooms, laundry, propane, swimming pool, playground, cafe, camp store, recreation room and plenty of activities for the kids.

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What to Do at
Silver Strand State Beach

Silver Strand is a very popular beach near San Diego, offering everything you'd expect from a world-class beach; there is plenty of sunshine, fresh air, crashing waves and gorgeous views of the endless ocean.

Inside Silver Strand State Beach

Hiking: You can stroll along miles of sandy beach, enjoying the fresh ocean air and sunshine. However, there are no dogs allowed on the beach.

Biking: There are biking trails around the park, allowing you to enjoy the spectacular views.

Surfing and windsurfing: What represents the Southern California lifestyle more than surfing? You can surf to your heart's content along the Silver Strand.

Fishing: Surf fishing is allowed, but make sure you have a California fishing license. Among the fish you can catch are barred surfperch, black sea bass, grunion, corbina, and yellow-fin croaker.

Scuba diving and snorkeling: Dive and snorkel through the kelp forests of the San Diego Bay. There is a multitude of sea creatures to see, including fish, harbor seals, sea lions, and California's state fish, the brilliant orange Garibaldi.

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How to Get to
Silver Strand State Beach

The Silver Strand State Beach is located on Highway 75, just 4.5 miles south of the city of Coronado, California.

If you're coming from the north, take Interstate 5 south and take the Coronado Bridge across the bay to Coronado Island. Then, go left on Orange Avenue/Highway 75 south.

If you're coming from the south, take Interstate 5 north, and then take the Palm Avenue West exit to Highway 75 north.

By Car

Entering Silver Strand State Beach

The park gates open at 7:00 a.m. The gates are locked at 9:00 p.m. during the summer. That is the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Park gates close at 8:00 p.m. starting on the Tuesday after Labor Day through October 31.

If you have reservations for the campground, check-in time is 2:00 p.m.

Silver Strand State Beach Per car : $10.0


Silver Strand State Beach Per car : $12.0

Saturday and Sunday

Silver Strand State Beach Fourth of July : $20.0

Silver Strand State Beach Labor day weekend : $15.0

Be aware that there is an additional charge for oversized vehicles of $4 for one hour and $6 for two hours.

A trip to sunny Southern California is on many bucket lists, and Silver Strand State Beach is sure to fulfill that dream. The San Diego area is quintessentially SoCal, and there is plenty to please everyone in your family. During or after your visit, RVshare would love for you to tag the site in your social media posts and share your memories and photos with the team at [email protected]. RVshare could feature your story on its social media or blog. Happy trails!

Frequently Asked Questions About Silver Strand State Beach

What is the best time of year to visit Silver Strand State Beach?

Summer is the ideal time to visit this state park. The warm ocean temperatures at this time of the year make water-based activities and relaxing on the beach more fun.

What is the climate of Silver Strand State Beach?

Silver Strand State Park has a Mediterranean climate. Its summer days are hot, sunny and dry. On the other hand, its winter days are cooler and wetter with light rainfalls.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Silver Strand State Beach and what is the cost?

Reserving a camping space at this state park is no mandatory. However, it would be best to book a space in advance to get a nice spot. The cost is $5.

Are pets allowed at Silver Strand State Beach?

Pets can accompany guests to Silver Strand State Park. Nevertheless, they must be leashed throughout the stay and not go to unrestricted areas. Guests must also clean up after their dogs.

Is Silver Strand State Beach accessible for disabled visitors?

Silver Strand State Park is accessible for disabled individuals. It boasts handicapped parking spaces, paved trails, ramps, large restrooms and rinsing showers. Beach wheelchairs are also available to ensure the safety and comfort of disabled guests.