The Silver Strand Nature's Bridge to Discovery, Coronado

#10 of 10 in Parks in Coronado
Biking Trail · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Silver Strand, or simply The Strand, is a low, narrow, sandy isthmus 7mi long in San Diego County, California partially within the Silver Strand State Beach. It connects Coronado Island with Imperial Beach. Together with the Point Loma peninsula it shelters and defines San Diego Bay. State highway 75 runs the length of the strand and is a popular site for jogging and bicycling. The Silver Strand Half Marathon is run along the route each November.
Silver Strand State Beach, which encompasses both the San Diego Bay and Pacific Ocean sides of the strand, is a little farther off the beaten path of the highly popular beaches in Ocean Beach and Mission Beach, offering more solitude for those who wish to avoid beach crowds. The ocean side of the strand features 2.5mi of coastline trimmed with silver shells (thus named Silver Strand).
The Silver Strand State Beach is just 4.5mi south of Coronado on California State Route 75. The beach offers many activities including camping, surfing, swimming, body boarding, jet skiing, sailing, water skiing, beach volleyball and fishing. There are approximately 130 first come, first served campsites. Park facilities include four large parking lots, which can accommodate up to 1,000 vehicles. Popular activities at this recreational destination include camping, fishing, swimming, surfing, boating, water-skiing, volleyball, and picnicking. Anglers can fish for perch, corbina, grunion and yellow-fin croaker.
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  • we camped here with friends and enjoyed bike riding and walking in town. it was great on week days but crowded on the weekend  more »
  • The drive is another way off Coronado Island without the speeding traffic going over the main bridge. Great views and the State Park is very nice. Didnt have time to stay but it looks as nice as...  more »
  • Love this beach it is the warmest in San Diego bring plenty of sun block or you will be regretting it and bring sandles too sand can get very hot!
  • Took this way to off of Coronado island when Coronado bridge was backed up, it was a quick alternative with little hold ups.

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