Silver Strand State Beach RV & Campground Guide

California

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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Weather
Spring 69-76 F
Summer 69-76 F
Fall 65-69 F
Winter 65-69 F
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Nearby Cities
Coronado, CA
San Diego, CA
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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.

RV Rentals Near Silver Strand State Beach

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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.

Outside Silver Strand State Beach

Silver Strand is within minutes of the San Diego metropolitan area, and there are lots of things to see and do. From sightseeing to museums, world-class restaurants, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo, there's something for everyone.

Restaurants

Spiro's Greek Cafe

On the edge of the water near Centennial Park in nearby Coronado, this reasonably priced cafe serves delicious Greek and Mediterranean food. It also has a lot of vegetarian-friendly menu items. Fried calamari and clams, fish tacos, hummus and a wide variety of salads make the food here not only delicious but also healthy. Spiro's is open for lunch and dinner, and it serves beer and wine.

Type: Mediterranean

Location: Coronado, CA

Crown Landing

Situated on Crown Island in Coronado, Crown Landing serves a contemporary menu of American seafood for breakfast, brunch and dinner. It's vegetarian-friendly, and it even has vegan options. The atmosphere is swanky and sophisticated with bay views. Breakfast starts at $14 for pancakes and waffles, and dinners range from $16 for the vegetarian plates up to $46 for a 16-ounce rib-eye steak.

Type: Seafood

Location: Coronado, CA

Family House of Pancakes

In nearby Chula Vista, this place is a pancake lover's dream come true! You can get blueberry, banana pecan, Hawaiian, chocolate pancakes and much more. It's reasonably priced, too, with all menu items averaging around $8. It's also vegetarian-friendly with gluten-free options.

Type: Breakfast

Location: Chula Vista, CA

Italianissimo Trattoria

This moderately priced restaurant in Chula Vista specializes in flavorful, Italian-style seafood. It's open for lunch and dinner, and almost all meal items are priced at just $10.95. The atmosphere is relaxed and low-key, and there are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Type: Italian Seafood

Location: Chula Vista, CA

Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

This is the place in Chula Vista for mouthwatering, authentic Mexican fare. This busy place serves up lunch, dinner and late-night tacos. The Adobada tacos receive especially high marks.

Type: Mexican

Location: Chula Vista, CA

Shopping

The Chula Vista Center

This is the premier outdoor shopping mall, located close to Silver Strand State Beach. It has 71 shops and restaurants, so you're sure to find exactly what you need.

Location: Chula Vista, CA

Coronado Ferry Landing

With a selection of first-class boutiques and nearly a dozen dining options, this intimate shopping location is located in one of the most picturesque places in the city of Coronado. 

Location: Coronado, CA

Otay Ranch Town Center

With 23 dining options and 66 shops, this nearby shopping center has everything you'll need to enjoy your trip to the beach.

Location: Chula Vista, CA

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's has everything you'll need to picnic on the beach, including unique lines of affordable wine and beer. 

Location: Chula Vista, CA

Walmart

From auto supplies to groceries and hygiene items, if there is one place you'll find everything you'll need, it's Walmart.

Location: Chula Vista, CA

Sightseeing

Crown Cove Aquatic Center

Right on the beach, this place offers activities like paddleboarding, kayaking and surfing. It's open Friday through Sunday, and the staff will not only rent you the equipment but also show you how to use it. Reservations are required.

Sea Spa

In nearby Coronado, you can relax after a day in the sun and surf while you receive a deep massage or a rejuvenating facial. It's a tranquil patio spa with one of Southern California's only Watsu pools; a Watsu pool is a place for deeply relaxing, passive water therapy.

Location: Coronado, CA

Lamb's Players Theatre

Less than 4 miles from Silver Strand State Beach, this is the place to enjoy a play or an evening of musical entertainment. Among San Diego's best professional performing arts companies, this intimate theater presents year-round, family-friendly entertainment.

Location: San Diego, CA

The San Diego Zoo

Just 7 miles from Silver Strand is the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The zoo is home to more than 3,500 animals from all over the world. The San Diego Zoo pioneered open-air, cage-free, natural animal exhibits that re-create the animals' natural habitats. You can spend all day here and still not see it all.

Location: San Diego, CA

Adventures in San Diego

This sightseeing company offers everything from Segway tours to brewery tours and general sightseeing tours of beautiful San Diego. Get to know this quintessential Southern California city from a local's perspective.

Location: San Diego, CA

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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.

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.

Per car : $10

Monday-Friday

Per car : $12

Saturday and Sunday

Fourth of July : $20

Labor day weekend : $15

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!