Silver Strand Campfire Program On Coronado

August 6, 2011 by  

Silver Strand State Beach Campfire Program

Golden Hour Approaches

        Silver Strand State Beach Campfire Program is something I stumbled across yesterday as I strolled along the beach. It turned out to be exactly what the name implies. About 45 minutes before sunset, Park Ranger Heather lit the fire and assembled people into the waiting rows of chairs. This is an educational type thing with a different topic each week. Think of it as a neat, free way to enjoy a sunset campfire and learn something on Coronado’s southern most beach.

Silver Strand State Beach Campfire Program

Silver Strand Beach Campfire Program About To Begin

        The whole thing just sort of happened out of thin air, because earlier I wondered why all those empty chairs were around a barren campfire. What the triangle dinner bell is to a ranch, a campfire is to the beach; people just come running. Once the fire was going and the people were seated I saw it was a good set up for a sunset photo which had me wanting to stick around. Once the sun set, it got chilly so bring a hoodie. The first five minutes of my bike ride home, until my blood got pumping, were not pleasant. I hadn’t planned to stay until sunset, so it goes to show that you need to be prepared and think ahead even in sunny San Diego and even when you are just a few miles from home.

Silver Strand State Beach Campfire Program

Golden Hour At Silver Strand

        I am lucky enough to have Silver Strand State Beach as my backyard, which is just about the greatest thing anyone can say. If you were to look at Coronado on a map and imagine it as a balloon, Silver Strand is the string of land that hangs below. I recommend riding a bicycle to get there because you won’t have to pay an entry fee and the massive length of the park is much more fun to navigate with a bike. So, jump onto Bayshore Bikeway and join in the fun!


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4 Responses to “Silver Strand Campfire Program On Coronado”

  1. here be dragons on August 8th, 2011 5:34 am

    Good info! I didn't know about this.

  2. Rob Hurlbut on August 9th, 2011 12:44 am

    Thank you… I didn't know about this either but it's fun and well times for photos!

  3. Nicole on August 9th, 2011 1:15 pm

    Great photos! Camp fire program in the sea shores is really an awesome ideas. 🙂

  4. Rob Hurlbut on August 10th, 2011 3:56 am

    I agree! Build a campfire, attract some people and them tell them them all about the park… Brilliant!

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