Why You’ll Love Visiting Silver Strand State Beach
San Diego is littered with beautiful beaches; so, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Silver Strand State Beach has a lot to offer beyond its unique layout. Whether you like swimming, sunbathing, surfing or camping, you’ll enjoy visiting this beach.
The Crown Cove side of the beach is a great place for swimming. The protected waters within San Diego Bay are consistently calm. It is a very safe area to swim, even for younger or less experienced swimmers.
Many of the beaches around San Diego face right out into the Pacific Ocean. While this is great for surfing, it can make swimming difficult. If you want to enjoy a few laps or just want to splash around in the shallows, you should strongly consider visiting Silver Strand State Beach and Crown Cove.
Did you know?
The Strand, as known to locals, is on a narrow 7 mile isthmus that connects Imperial Beach to Coronado.
Sun and Sand
The oceanside of the beach offers a lot of sand and plenty of room for sunning. The water on this side is significantly choppier, so there are fewer swimmers. However, it is still a very popular spot with locals for sunbathing and relaxing on the sand.
It can get pretty popular on the beach during busier days. If you want to get a spot, consider heading to the beach earlier in the morning. This will help you to secure a prime position for relaxing in the sun.
The surf off Silver Strand State Beach is consistent and accessible to surfers of all experience levels. The waves are left and right beach breakers. They come in over a smooth, sandy bottom.
While this beach does not offer the world-class waves of some of the other beaches in the area, it does have some fun surf. Additionally, unlike places like Black’s Beach, even beginners can get on their boards here.
Camping and Bonfires
This beach is well-known for allowing camping overnight. Although the campground is essentially just a parking lot and tent camping is not allowed, enjoying a bonfire on the beach makes the whole experience worthwhile.
If you are looking for a more casual and flexible experience in San Diego, consider setting up camp at Silver Strand State Beach. You can even bring your furry friends to the campground.
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