San Diego Beach Fire Pits


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Enjoying San Diego beach fire pits is a time-honored tradition residents and visitors have enjoyed for years. Most beaches provide fire pits free, on a first-come-first-served basis, you bring the wood. Call your friends and family, sing a song around the fire and make s’mores. San Diego beach fire pits are a tradition that even the God of fire would be proud of.  Not all San Diego beaches allow bonfires but here are a few to get you started.

Oceanside’s Harbor Beach. is located by the Oceanside Harbor and Cape Cod-style Village on the south end, and the Camp Pendleton Marine Base to the North. This long, sandy beach is a perfect place to getaway.  You’ll find about two miles of sidewalk to stroll, which will take you around the entire Harbor, where you’ll find plenty of places to eat and shop for souvenirs. There is lifeguard coverage at Harbor Beach.  Shaded picnic areas include tables, barbecue grills, a playground, and restrooms are available throughout the area.

Oceanside Harbor Beach
4.7
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James Benet
James Benet
01:33 05 Jun 22
Spacious and friendly beach atmosphere. Good boat landing dock and expansive marina. Parking is expensive at $15 for a... few hrs up to $50 for a day. Great for a family outing with kids. Bring food and drink along with some chairs and an umbrella then relax for a day. Bathrooms are close to the beach and outside sand rinse showers available.read more
Jacques Lavender
Jacques Lavender
16:42 16 May 22
Nice spot to grill out and beautiful sights to see .. the whole walk down by the beach is amazing.. rent a boat and ... ride with the family that's not too expensive , last time I went it was under 100 bucks but with gas and all I don't know any more .. or go dolphin watching Really its wheal watching but we seen more dolphins then any thing ..still over all great for the price and there's even have a person making drinks ... I love my home town beach it's one of a kindread more
Marie FARRANCE
Marie FARRANCE
22:41 02 May 22
Always a beautiful relaxing place to hang out with three family.. I love it...
Jacob Bertrand
Jacob Bertrand
22:02 30 Mar 22
Great place to visit, walk around and enjoy a pleasant meal. Get reservations or check-in early as restaurants get busy... on weekends.read more
Dax Max
Dax Max
20:36 28 Mar 22
Pretty laid back/ modest community of people surrounds this beach. Lots of old homes etc.
Jack Morris
Jack Morris
01:48 28 Feb 22
Had a lot of fun here. Probably crowded in the summer but today was few and far between people wise and a beautiful day…
Hades hit squad shooting team
Hades hit squad shooting team
10:54 13 Oct 21
IDPA SHOOTER from AZ @hades-hit-squad. Oceanside was very peaceful Nice to get away and collect your thoughts. please... follow me on Instagram or checking me outread more
Andrew Singh Randhawa
Andrew Singh Randhawa
03:05 01 Sep 21
My mom had a great time! Awesome scenery and great weather. So grateful she loved her time in Oceanside Pier/Beach.
Krystal Smith
Krystal Smith
15:49 25 Jul 21
This is one of my absolute favorite beaches to visit. So beautiful the town is also pretty impressive. In walking... distance to shopping and great food.read more
foreign hairco
foreign hairco
19:15 21 Jul 21
$15 parking but it was well worth it. Less crowded on this side and the beach area is much larger than on the other... side.read more
Nan Carter
Nan Carter
17:24 20 Jul 21
I love this area. The weather is perfect and some of the restaurants are out doors with beautiful views. It's paradise... on earth! I just hope they stop building all these multi story complexes robbing us of our ocean views!!!read more
Diana
Diana
04:55 14 Jul 21
Parking is great right on beach, if u can find it get there by 10am. All paid parking. there is also metered hourly... parking but it only accepts change and you'll need a decent amount. There's also a big parking lot further from the beach across from harbor restaurants. The Beach and harbor very clean and well kept. Lots of trash cans so please use them!! Lots of lifeguards and police around. Need more bathrooms and showers at all Oceanside beachs. Enjoy! Wear lots of sunscreen and stay hydrated. Also this beach doesn't allow alcohol or smoking of any kind. 🙄read more
William Buckley
William Buckley
03:53 08 Jul 21
An adolescent whale got beached here yesterday but the boys and I were able to push it back in the ocean. Cool beach
Nannette Burnett
Nannette Burnett
14:45 28 May 21
Great place for a walk .Many restaurants beach side.If u love Fish and chips this is the place to go
Jay Violette
Jay Violette
23:07 20 Apr 21
This was our go-to beach to relax. It's more laid back than many of the other beaches in SoCal, but just as enjoyable.... There are several good restaurants close by (in the Joe's Crab Shack area). You can park for free parking across the street from Joe's Crab Shack if you don't want to pay for parking nearby.read more
Debbie Mortenson
Debbie Mortenson
17:22 10 Apr 21
Love the beach. Love camping at the beach. When the state parks are full, well we have the Harbor in Oceanside. It only... gets 4 stars because at night rude people like to ride through loudly blaring their music. Otherwise it is well patrolled during the day!read more
Anabella Petersen
Anabella Petersen
18:38 26 Mar 21
I adore going to the beach! As a result, when I learned about this well-known beach, I invited all of my friends to... join me. They are all responsible enough to look after their clients, as I observed, and there are lifeguards on every corner. So don't be concerned; all you have to do now is make fun of them!read more
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Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Moonlight State Beach is a state park that is operated by the city of Encinitas. Family-friendly with lifeguards and great swimming spots, it’s a fun and welcoming place to spend the day. There is a pay parking lot, but if you arrive early enough, you can find free street parking. The fire pits are available until the beach closes at 10 PM.

Moonlight State Beach
4.7
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Noe Torres
Noe Torres
02:07 05 Jun 22
My first time at Moonlight was great. The beach is easily accessible and clean. There were plenty of people enjoying... the beach but it didn't feel crowded. Definitely worth the drive there.read more
Swan Amity
Swan Amity
21:00 16 May 22
This was our first visit visit to Moonlight Beach and my little family loved it. It was a convenient walk from our... hotel, with lovely yards and a beautiful rock garden lining the street. The beach was clean and the supporting buildings were well maintained. It was great to see families enjoying the great weather on Saturday. We went back three times during our stay in Encinitas including a sunrise excursion. I would absolutely visit again. What a lovely example of California's state beaches.read more
Mel V
Mel V
18:57 27 Mar 22
I love it here. The sand is soft and the water is great. I often encounter/see marine life when I come here. Parking is... difficult but it's worth it to spend a day here.read more
Christina Hutton
Christina Hutton
02:54 22 Mar 22
Had such a great time at this beach today! It was recommended to us for our out of state visit. They are currently... prepping the sand for spring break and summer so some parts are blocked off. There’s a new concession stand w a very nice man. Great coffee and snow cones! Bathrooms are SO clean and new. The park was also v new too. Today there were quite a lot of rocks w the high tide but still fun. And loved the cool black sand! We also saw a group of dolphins playing and surfing.read more
customcarpenters
customcarpenters
00:49 08 Feb 22
Great beach to walk and jog, although the water can come right up to the cliffs and not leave dry ground. Nice... amenities include concession stand/rental shop, large public bathrooms and outdoor showers. Friendly for those with mobility considerations.read more
Marilou Hobrock
Marilou Hobrock
23:09 25 Jan 22
Gorgeous day by moonlight!If you are not able today maybe in the future that you may you feel the ocean breeze on... your face and be glad the sun is shiny and the winds are gentle!Ever Virgin Most Powerful Mother of God Mary triumph and reign 🙏🌹🕊️Never be to sure of what you think you know about the Catholic Church that you miss out on the standard of moral excellence that contains the science of saving your soul and all other souls!One, holy, Catholic apostolic Catholic Church was established by the Jewish Messiah! True Presence of True God and True Man!Saint Paul, happy feast day! Ora pro nobis!Smile - despair not! You are loved 💞read more
Debisree Ray
Debisree Ray
12:49 19 Jan 22
If you want to explore socal, without touristy spots, this beach can be one of them. This is gorgeous, laid back, cool... without much people. It’s narrow but the view could be spectacular. The ocean is great. You can walk long way along the pacific. It’s a calm residential area, so can imagine people enjoying moonlit night by the pacific. The view could be stellar. The beach is small, having amenities like washrooms, etc. there’s picnic benches, playground for kids. It’s perfect.read more
laree wait
laree wait
17:30 01 Jan 22
Great beach. Not as busy as more touristy areas. Great playground for kids as well. We stayed at the Moonlight Motel... right up the street which was awesome! We will definitely visit again.read more
Richard Douthit
Richard Douthit
00:19 30 Nov 21
It was fun. The fog rolled in so we played volleyball with a two very nice young local boys. Nice way to spend an... afternoonread more
Sarah E
Sarah E
00:04 27 Nov 21
New walking pads were installed which make it a nice experience. The parking is so-so as most beaches, there's some... rocky areas so slim picking with spots to lay out. Overall, a beautiful beach 🙌🏼read more
Heather Rekalske
Heather Rekalske
22:01 23 Nov 21
This is my favorite beach in San Diego. There are restrooms, a snack bar, showers, a playground, volleyball courts, and... handicap access almost all the way down to the beach. There is also a main lifeguard tower and one ancillary within 400 yards of each other. There is a huge parking lot and street parking all around, as well. Fall during a week day is the best time to go because everyone is back at school/work, the air is crisp, and the sky is bright.read more
Cherilyn Jones
Cherilyn Jones
04:47 12 Nov 21
Great spot for an evening sunset picnic fire :)Tables are spaced well. If there’s wind be aware of the fire and... smoke blowing toward the table you set up at. The pits on concrete are best for this and tables next to them to set up at.Rats 🐀 show up at dusk in the Palm circle with stones near trash cans so don’t put anything on that island or setup near it.read more
Sharon Sorells
Sharon Sorells
12:43 26 Oct 21
This was one of my most favorite beaches I have ever been to. The views were spectacular and the waves were just right.... You can walk a good amount out and the water isn’t too deep which was great for my kids. The extra amenities are great too. There is a little park, bathroom, showers and snack bar. Perfect beach in my opinion.read more
mike AP
mike AP
23:34 05 Oct 21
Very laid back, narrow beach. It was a beautiful day and people were out. You can walk all along the narrow beach. Go... ahead and get your feet wet. Parking is on the hill but I just parked on the streetread more
Justin Peralta
Justin Peralta
04:41 12 Sep 21
I always have a good time here. I usually just grab ice cream and walk down to the beach for the beautiful views. Beach... volleyball and campfires are always fun too!read more
Chris G
Chris G
06:18 18 Aug 21
Beautiful little beach, great for photography when people aren't around. Neat topography. Volleyball. Lifeguard.... Restrooms, showers. Designated surfing area aside from swimming area. Big rock ledges to sit on and watch sunset. Nice mix of all sorts of people and families. Playground. Lawn area. Parking isn't easy if busy. Feels like a neighborhood park, on the beach. Walkable to spots in town. No pets allowed 🙂read more
Josh Pitt
Josh Pitt
01:10 18 Aug 21
Moonlight Beach was a very chill experience that provided the perfect scene for our little group of college kids... looking to play around on some surfboards and have a good time. Not overly crowded, fabulous waves, and free, relatively painless parking. Bravo.read more
Deena Merrill Greto
Deena Merrill Greto
06:20 30 Jul 21
Moonlight Beach is beautiful. However, we went yesterday and it was so packed it reminded me of The Zuma Beach of the... 1970s. They have tables and they have a nice clean bathroom. I think it's a good place to take kids.... If you want peace and quiet, not so much, at least in the summer.read more
Mike Peters
Mike Peters
15:55 25 Jul 21
Ideal locale for a day at the beach. Good amount of parking (not enough), but there are plenty of side streets where... you can practice your parallel parking!Good amenities, including showers, changing rooms rentals and food. Playground area too!The beach has great sand and extends for miles in both directions. Catching sand crabs was a favorite of my kids.Only drawback is there are steep hills all around to get to the beach. There are a couple of dropoff locations.read more
Messi
Messi
03:11 19 Jun 21
Wonderful beach. Lots of space across the shoreline. There's showers, restrooms, volleyball, a playground for the kids... and more. The main lifeguard station overlooks the beach as a comforting presence with smaller lifeguard towers throughout. Surfers have a designated area so that they don't interfere with swimmers. In addition, I found this beach to be well-suited for younger kids as the waves were shallow and weren't large unless you intentionally swam farther out into the water (I visited from 1 PM - 4 PM with cloudy conditions; make sure to check the weather forecast beforehand!)read more
Rebecca Fuller
Rebecca Fuller
21:35 14 Jun 21
Moonlight State Beach PlaygroundWe loved this amazing beach park!! I thought the theme was right on point with the... sails, surfboard, and sea life on the playground. My son was mesmerized by the tractor grading the sand by the lifeguard tower. We will definitely be back for another beach/park day!📍400 B St, Encinitas, CA 92024🚙Free parking on street but it is limited and hard to find at peak times💰This park is free🎠The play structure has both standard and bucket swings, small shaded canopies overhead, and is built on a rubber/sand ground surface🚽Restrooms🧺Multiple picnic tables under pavilion🍔Charcoal grills🪑Park benches at playground🏖Playground is near the beach🌅Scenic ocean views🖼Lawn🌟Clean grounds🛣Far from busy roads🏐Sand volleyball courtsread more
Alejandro Dauguet
Alejandro Dauguet
09:02 04 Apr 21
Beautiful, narrow sands flanked by short cliffs and the endless aquamarine tide. Good place to balance stones... and... then knock them down. Such is the ebb and flow of nature.read more
Sam Diego Mejia
Sam Diego Mejia
23:02 10 Feb 21
Moonlight Beach is truly one of thee most beautiful and extremely well maintained public beaches in all of California.... Volleyball nets, fire rings and very clean restrooms are just a few of the amenities with top notch lifeguards always on duty. Very beautiful panoramic views of a large stretch of pristine golden state coastline.read more
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Tourmaline Surfing Park Beach. Surfing isn’t the only thing you’ll enjoy at this beautiful beach, although, if you are a surfer, we highly recommend catching your next wave here. Tourmaline Beach sits between the North end of Pacific Beach and the south end of La Jolla. As with all the other beaches in the area, the fire pits are first-come, first-served.

Tourmaline Surf Park
4.6
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Tom Alley
Tom Alley
18:59 28 May 22
After learning to surf at Ocean Beach, then progressing up to Pacific Beach just south of Crystal Pier, spent most of... my later years surfing at Tourmaline Canyon Beach! Surfing only beach with parking lot and bathrooms, great place to party at night, so many great memories! 50 years ago now, but still remember those days fondly!read more
Morgan Phillips
Morgan Phillips
04:30 25 May 21
My favorite place to surf! Great for beginners with lots of whitewash to start out on. Parking is decent, gets a little... hectic on the weekends. People are friendly too!read more
Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall
20:39 17 Mar 21
This place is awesome. There's a nice public restroom to rinse off at after surfing and lots of parking (on weekdays).... The waves are well formed and beginner friendly. As a kook I found it much easier to surf here than at Pacific Beach. It's legal to light contained fires on the beach after sunset.read more
Jen H.
Jen H.
07:33 22 Feb 21
Great place for families and surfers of all levels! Parking is limited but free. Public restrooms with rinse off area.... Can get very crowded but everyone seems to make it work.read more
Vladislav
Vladislav
00:45 02 Nov 20
The park is awesome! It is good for surfers beginners! Besides it is a great place for for spending time with your... children.There are a parking lot and a clean restroom.The beach itself is clean and not overcrowded.read more
Cait H
Cait H
05:38 05 Oct 20
Great for surfing. There are bathrooms and a free parking lot (and lots of free street parking up the hill if the lot... is full). There aren't many swimmers there, mostly surfers, so it's got some great open space for both white wash waves for beginners near the shore and green water out a bit. The currents can be strong, so keep an eye on where you are and remember to swim parallel to the shore(not towards it) if you get stuck in a rip tide.read more
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Ski Beach Park on Mission Bay. Located on Vacation Isle in the middle of Mission Bay, Ski Beach Park features a boat launch, picnic tables, a great walking path, a play area for kids, and of course, fire pits for bonfire-seekers. The park can be reached by taking Ingraham Street onto the island and turn east on Vacation Road, then take your first left into the parking area.

Ski Beach Park
4.6
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janet shelton
janet shelton
18:31 02 Jun 22
I meet with a pair of baby boomers every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 in front of the picnic benches and we do a 4-mile... walk it is a beautiful walk I come in from El Cajon or it's way too hot so anyone that says 50 or older are welcome to join usread more
Jack McInerney
Jack McInerney
00:23 22 Mar 22
Water Skiing, fishing, beach, showers, gazebo. Soccer field. Nice for picnics, lots of parking, bus line. Several... bathrooms, and overlooks Sea World. Paradise Point vacation island, rooms, pool, and spa. About a mile to the ocean.read more
Michelle Gary
Michelle Gary
18:19 08 Mar 22
Went to fly kites and play with my nephew in the sand. Great day. We were tired and sooo sandy when we left. A day I... will cherish forever.read more
Riza Remotigue
Riza Remotigue
18:07 17 Jan 22
We usually go here for an afternoon walk with the kids on weekend. It's a very nice place to walk around or play some... ball games with the kids. A very nice place for picnic as well.Updated. It's been a while since my last visit. It still one if the best beaches that I want to go when I have my kids with me. There's lot of spaces to play, to walk around or riding a bike.read more
Kenyetta Michelle
Kenyetta Michelle
18:46 24 Oct 21
The view is beautiful and a great location to enter the water with your boats. You would think that the restrooms would... be cleaner but some of us are just plain disgusting! God b with the Essential Workers(low wage employees and small business entrepreneurs) and to those that keep all public and private businesses clean! May the Most High revenge for his poor and wise servants!read more
Stacy Floyd
Stacy Floyd
23:18 02 Sep 21
We had my Nephews celebration of life and it was so nice. The park is huge so this a great place to have any type of... event. Family friendly and great atmosphere. You can jet ski also and fish. Loved It!!😀💛read more
Leuluniu “SaulgoOd” Misailegalu
Leuluniu “SaulgoOd” Misailegalu
23:00 28 Aug 21
I like it here because it's the only place I've been able to find that doesn't get and stays packed all day and night.
Rishi Bhise
Rishi Bhise
16:21 03 Aug 21
Water is not deep. But a good place for a large group. Good for kayaking and jet skies.
Serena Fraraccio
Serena Fraraccio
16:53 24 Jul 21
Good things: It can get very crowded during the day, but very peaceful at evenings and you can enjoy the fireworks all... by yourself every evening at 9pm.Negatives: The restrooms are among the grossest I've seen (and I've travelled a lot) and parking can be difficult if you're not carrying any trailer or boat. The indications where regular vehicles can park are very poorly written and people get lots of tickes.read more
John Jr
John Jr
01:07 22 Jul 21
Had to give this place 4 stars because of the lack of parking on the weekends. Although, it is a very great place to... land your jetski/boat. They have a decent size boat ramp, and plenty of bathrooms/garbage cans which you will need to have a great time. They do maintain fairly well, and the park rangers are very nice. No alcohol is allowed, and on the weekends police do walk around and check, so please be careful.read more
Sarah Altalqani
Sarah Altalqani
01:57 21 Jul 21
Super fun, regularly go jet skiing in this location. The loading doc and parking is super convenient. We have no... problem parking our jet ski, lots of friendly people!read more
Ana Licea
Ana Licea
05:31 19 Jul 21
Loved that beach. Bring so many beautiful memories. ❤️😪 But other then that. Loved it.... ❤️👍🥰read more
TheGlassasylum
TheGlassasylum
14:08 06 Jul 21
This Park is only one area of the Mission Beach aquatic Park system.They provide large areas for family picnics, and... corporate events. Many opportunities for enjoying a water park atmosphere.Large areas for volleyball, basketball, children areas, bathrooms and showers, boat launching, kayaking, sailing, the world famous boardwalk.There's no place like this in the world. Absolutely stunning.read more
StreetFreak 420
StreetFreak 420
00:04 29 Jun 21
I love this spot. Nice view, decent restrooms only a few tweekers.
Ki H
Ki H
01:52 31 May 21
It is a beautiful and quiet spot during the week. On the weekends...everyone is outside doing something. But the park... is beautiful, clean and quiet!! I go to relax and decompress after a long dayread more
tru Kendrick
tru Kendrick
19:48 18 May 21
Great place for a romantic picnic or family outing. We've had BBQs and birthday parties. Good spot for boating, kayaks,... rowboats or pontoons. Sometimes I come just to watch the ducks and be peaceful. There's even a shower by the bathroom to rinse off if you need it. My family has been coming here for years. We love it.read more
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Coronado Beach. Not that Coronado Beach needs more amenities to be amazing (you’ll find picnic tables, BBQs, restrooms, and the beautiful Hotel del Coronado nearby), but the fire pits spread out across the sand are much appreciated. The beach here stays crowded with tourists and locals alike, but like most people that visit they are there to build sandcastles and enjoy surfing, the sun, and sand.

Coronado Beach
4.8
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Cassandra Jackson
Cassandra Jackson
01:26 13 Apr 22
Huge beautiful beach with lots of sand. Parking can be a little tricky though.
Lori Petersen
Lori Petersen
18:31 10 Apr 22
What’s not to love about the Beautiful beach of Del Coronado!
Philemon Matturie
Philemon Matturie
15:31 12 Mar 22
Volleyball every Sunday at the nets.
Dana Almulla
Dana Almulla
21:25 13 Dec 21
Must go in December to go ice skating, and see the Christmas lights on the trees
giovanni collins
giovanni collins
02:12 19 Nov 21
Beautiful to visit look around food drinks service was not so good.
Scott Hummel
Scott Hummel
23:49 17 Nov 21
Ok beach. The waves aren't that good and there's lots of seaweed in the water. Sand is nice.
Ryan Warner
Ryan Warner
05:13 26 Sep 21
Always a solid beach and location
Ted Fletcher
Ted Fletcher
08:26 04 Aug 21
Nice beach, very touristy, windy. Beautiful homes, full sun & your typical beach activities
Ihab Ghobrial
Ihab Ghobrial
15:06 27 Jul 21
A lot of see weed
Derek Wilcox
Derek Wilcox
19:48 26 Jul 21
Pristine Beach. Great sunsets and occasional dolphin sightings.
Michael Hendrickson
Michael Hendrickson
04:31 20 Jul 21
The best beach in San Diego hands down
KSH
KSH
15:08 14 Jul 21
Pretty, scenic, but overly crowded.
nadia fernando
nadia fernando
16:42 06 Jul 21
SUCH A NICE VIEW parking may be hard otherwise PERFECT
Rob Hall (SnobbyComa8)
Rob Hall (SnobbyComa8)
17:42 29 Jun 21
A really great beach but parking is near impossible. You Will have to park far away and walk.
shokry mahsob
shokry mahsob
11:16 26 Jun 21
Beautiful and fantastic beach, It locates in California state, USA
Heather Drewlow
Heather Drewlow
23:40 23 Jun 21
Beautiful. As of yesterday there was no toll. Could change but worth the drive.
abhay rawal
abhay rawal
04:15 15 Jun 21
One of the best beaches, visit early to find good parking spots.
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Silver Strand State Beach offers an aquatic center with kayaks for rent as well as a beautiful and relaxing campground. There’s so much sun and sand here that it’s easy to understand why people fall in love with Southern California. Fires must be contained to the rings provided and must all put out by closing time (10 PM), even if you’re staying overnight

thomas meroni
thomas meroni
22:25 06 Feb 22
Beautiful views of the Pacific, the bay, and everything in between and beyond. The Coastal trail is relatively easy,... but steep at times.The beach is wide, has wonderful soft sand. You are almost guaranteed to see birds, egrets, pelicans, and sea lions. Gentle waves invite you to enjoy the Pacific's beauty.Beach is well kept up, clean. Can be busiest on weekends, it is a large beach, but you can usually find space to relax.Would recommend this to anyone visiting San Diego. Easy to get to from downtown, using the spectacular Coronado Bridge.read more
Ayesha Ahmad
Ayesha Ahmad
07:05 21 Dec 21
Super clean beach. Sand like black and gold. Looks straight out of a beautiful picture. Decent parking space. Can't... imagine what it might be in summer. I was here in December and it was quite cold and empty. I wish to make a trip some time in summer. The silver strand beach grill was closed.read more
CJ Brown
CJ Brown
00:23 28 Nov 21
Great parking room. Sprinklers, restrooms, picnic tables, right off the bike path, great spot for beginner surfersKid... friendly. Well maintained. Meter for park pay is past the picnic tables. Not in the parking lot. Enjoy .read more
Kathy “Kaki” Coryea
Kathy “Kaki” Coryea
02:54 15 Oct 21
We started off and they shut the gates and lock them at 8 pm. I have a yoga certification class that I am attending and... will not even be out until 8. I am now forced to park in the neighborhood and hike in! Saying a prayer no one will steal the vehicle. They don't open the gate until 7 a.m. so you are trapped inside the parking lot. And let me be clear it is a parking lot and you are definitely on top of your neighbor! Machine guns and helicopters are firing and hovering in the background so not finding it hugely peaceful. Maybe my attitude will change when I move to the beach front and get a little more space to breathe but it still doesn't take away from the back that you were a shut-in from 8 pm to 7 am Fall.... come winter time they will start to shut the gate at 7 p.m.! It is absolutely ridiculous but definitely not my bad for realizing the hours changed. Last time it was 9 p.m. and that was a bit much but I won't be back. Plenty of other places to camp that have beach camping and less poo floating around in the waterread more
Resa Tobin
Resa Tobin
05:05 12 Aug 21
This is an amazingly beautiful beach. The ocean could be watched for hours. It was very clean. The sand glitters like... it has extra fine craft glitter in it. Perhaps that is it's name sake. It's impossible to catch it with a camera. But I think it's half fairy dust from Peter Pan.It's $10 per car. There is currently no service for food, but bathrooms were open. There is seating still there. There is water available for rinsing.Sand shells are tiny. Recent sign posted some sighting of sting rays noticed, and recommended shuffling your feet while in the water. Breeze was lovely, not to strong, but enough to keep you cool.We loved it! Would love some of that fairy dust on a jar!read more
nate wilson
nate wilson
03:10 10 Aug 21
Clean and very easily accessible. Only 10 dollars to enjoy all day. We got there around noon on a Saturday and were... still able to find both a parking spot and place on the sand very easily. Didn't spend too much time there but it was a great experience.read more
Joette Suzanne Hull
Joette Suzanne Hull
02:45 01 Aug 21
Beautiful undeveloped, campsites. Family fun, such a long stretch of shoreline, so many happy children. Cook your own... food, life guards, 10.00 a car. California state park. Lifetime membership for official service dogs 3.50 gives 50 % off all day parking.read more
Jessica Leake
Jessica Leake
15:13 22 Jul 21
The park is nice. The hosts are nice. But there is only one area with bathrooms at one end of the park. The beach... access is nice, close and super easy. There's a path under the road to lead to so many other paths for biking, walking or running. On the other side of the road from the park is the bay. There is another shower and bathroom area, picnic seating, bay swimming and boating.The waves here are fine but not conducive to surfing. Much calmer than up north.read more
Tonya Hurt
Tonya Hurt
03:49 05 Jul 21
I love this beach and visit at least one time when I am in San Diego. It is a nice place to walk. There are usually... shells. The beach is great for families. Water is relatively shallow and slopes very slowly. There were lifeguards and rentals of umbrellas and beach chairs.There are rest rooms, picnic tables, and spigots to rinse boards, bodies, and feet.read more
Matthew Chavez
Matthew Chavez
14:12 14 Jun 21
Popped into San Diego to visit family and they took me to one of their favorite spots. Accessing the beach was so easy... and quick. Parking was 15 bucks and the beach was only a few feet away from where we unloaded our beach gear. The beach was super clean and the views were incredible! Set up near the lifeguard Tower and the access to bathrooms was close and convenient. There was a mobile coffee truck on the premises and that was an added treat! The coffee was incredibly delicious and the owners of the truck were super positive and kind. Needless to say, we had a blast at the beach and this might be one of my new favorite spots.read more
John Davis
John Davis
16:19 08 May 21
This is a great place. No shops, no stores. Just fun and beach. The guy who drives the gray/black water truck is nice.... He comes by every day and the charge is well worth it. Spaces 232 and 223 have light poles in the back that eat up a few feet of space for longer RVs.read more
Ward Phillips
Ward Phillips
03:15 19 Apr 21
Early in the season and a more than average windy day. Warm and delicious salt air and a colorful flock of kite surfers... (not sure that is the correct name) made for a relaxing afternoon of beach walking and laying in the sand with the family. $8.00 for an all day pass is very reasonable. Bring whatever you need. Bathrooms are there, but I saw nothing to eat or drink for sale. Would love to spend another relaxing day here and explore more.read more
Francisco Vasquez
Francisco Vasquez
15:31 16 Apr 21
This Beach is one of the best in San Diego. I've taken my kids here for many years and always find something new to do.... Love the addition of the parking machines where you don't have to wait in long lines.The lifeguards and staff are great you can do whatever you want as long as you don't get out of hand. It's a safe place to take your family and friends.read more
Harvey Nickerson
Harvey Nickerson
20:05 24 Nov 20
Nice coastal breeze from beach. One large paved lot, marked into decent sites, but you can't beat proximity to the... beach. We live in San Diego County...we'll definitely be back again. Great for a weekend getaway. But you need to book it far ahead. Very popular spot.read more
Marc Meyer
Marc Meyer
04:24 13 Sep 20
Camping right on the beach. What more could you want!
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