- Located on the sandspit that forms the outer edge of San Diego Bay between Coronado and Imperial Beach, Silver Strand has 2 1/2 miles of ocean beach and a 1/2 mile on the bay. The name comes from the silvery seashells found on the park's seaward side. Grunions spawn in the summer, the Pismo clam is common, and beachcombing is good for finding horn shells, moonsnails, cockleshells and an occasional sand dollar. Occasionally porpoises and the migrating gray whale can be seen from the beach.
The park is popular for swimming and the beach features a picnic area. Beachcombing is also good for finding horn shells, moonsnails, cockleshells and an occasional sand dollar.
The beach is 4.5 miles south of Coronado on Highway 75.
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