Silver Strand Camping is available for self-contained recreational vehicles, motorhomes, or trailers only, per Coastal Commission regulations. Minimum requirement is a built in sink with an enclosed drain system, and a portable toilet with holding tank. Vehicles not meeting the minimum requirements will be turned away.
Day Use Lot #3 is now available for campground extra vehicle parking. Have more space in your site! Special Rules and Pricing apply. Rate is $20 per night. Contact the park for detailed information.
If you find yourself in an RV in the San Diego area and want to be beach-side, this is an affordable option. Other than being close to the beach, there is really nothing more to recommend. It is a bit like camping at Walmart with 200 of your not-best-friends. Sites are pretty tight and there are a ton of longer-stay visitors with Class A RVs and large trailers with slide-outs. Apparently everyone needed to have a fire in the 85 degree heat as well, and we had to button the van up for fear of suffocation. For some reason there seemed to be a constant bike parade riding the circumference of the park for most of the night, and you had your usual drink too much and watch TV outside crew as well.
Took the family out here to check out the blue glowing algae and they loved it. Went swimming a few other times. Can see some dolphins in the water and it has some great shells along the beach!
Bring your bathing suits.
One of our favorite spots because you are right on the ocean! However the spots are very tight and it’s always busy. They also lock you in the campground at 8 pm. That makes it difficult to go out at night. Well, impossible. The bike paths and beach will keep you busy!
Silver Strand is set in the perfect spot: halfway between Coronado and Imperial beach. The bike path is amazing and you can go under the road to the bay to enjoy kayaking or SUP. The beach is great but in the spring we always see signs telling us to stay out of the contaminated water. So be careful. The signs disappear in the summer. The sites are tight. If you have a larger camper you need the first or fourth row!
Clean and comfortable. Was a little loud at night, but nothing too crazy
It’s really just a parking lot with electric and water. But it’s on the beach so you really can’t complain too much.
We stay there in the off season. Love being there the spaces are big I generally stay for 2 to 5 days bring supplies no stores near by and they lock the gate so if you go for a evening in town you will be walking back from the gate
Great choice for camping along the ocean in Southern California.