Silver Strand State Beach
Silver Strand State Beach looking north. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Silver Strand State Beach has been closed for swimming and other water sports since late Thursday night because of a suspected fuel spill.

San Diego County health officials issued the closure order due to what they said was a diesel fuel spill “of unknown volume and origin.”

Odors and an oil sheen were discovered by county health staff and U.S. Coast Guard personnel that were “consistent with a diesel fuel spill” that may impact the beach.

Signs warning of contaminated water are to remain in place at the beach until the area is deemed safe for recreational use, according to authorities.

Updates on beach conditions can be found at

— From Staff and Wire Reports

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.