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Having fun at Silver Strand State Beach
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Having fun at Silver Strand State Beach
Description - The name comes from the silvery seashells found on the park's seaward side. Grunions spawn in the summer, the Pismo clam is common.

Attractions - 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.

Recreation - 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.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months.

Location - The beach is 4.5 miles south of Coronado on Highway 75.


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Contact Information:
San Diego Coast District Headquarter, 9609 Waples Street, Suite 200 , San Diego, CA, 92121, Phone: 619-642-4200, Fax: 619-642-4222

Additional Information:
California Beaches -
San Diego County State Parks and Beaches - The sandstone bluffs, gentle surf, and wide, sandy beaches of San Diego County offer great recreation to all visitors. The region features three state parks, seven state beaches, two state historic parks, and one state reserve.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.

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