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Coronado’s Perfect Beaches

1800 Avenida de las Arenas
Coronado, CA 92118

Region: Coronado

Consistently voted one of America’s finest beaches by The Travel Channel, Coronado’s beaches glisten year around due to the mineral Mica in the sand, while gentle waves caress the shoreline. Whether you’re looking for a romantic island getaway with your partner, or a fun-filled family beach vacation, you’ll find the idyllic beach paradise in “The Crown City” and neighboring regions. From the shores of Silver Strand State Beach to the tip of the Coronado Municipal Beach, you’ll find plenty of wide open sand, gentle waves and gorgeous views.

Where to go

  • Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard with a back drop of fine homes and mansions. Beach accessible wheelchairs are available to the public, free of charge, at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.
  • North Beach is the only dog friendly beach in the area and frequented by locals and their canine companions.
  • Glorietta Bay offers a unique view of the Glorietta Bay Hotel and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. With a large grass-filled park, restrooms, playground equipment, and a small beach area, the Glorietta Bay Beach is a great beach for families.
  • Silver Strand State Beach is located 4.5 miles south of Coronado Village along the Silver Strand. An underpass allows access to bayside beach and picnic area and Loews Coronado Bay Resort.
  • Ferry Landing Marketplace offers a sandy beach area adjacent to fishing/ferry pier. With a grassy lawn and sweeping views of San Diego Bay, this is a great place to take in views of downtown San Diego while enjoying the tranquil waters of the bay. 

Parking

  • Free parking on Ocean Boulevard and Ferry Landing Marketplace
  • There are designated lots for those staying at the hotels or resorts.

Bathrooms & Showers

  • Restrooms and shower facilities are available at most beaches in Coronado and Silver Strand.

Lifeguards

  • Lifeguard stands are staffed seasonally depending on weather conditions and the number of beach patrons. During spring and summer months, lifeguards are active and available.

Popular Activities

  • Surfing, paddle boarding, boogie boarding, sunbathing
  • Body surfing and swimming in gentle waves facing west, or tranquil waters facing the bay
  • Tidepools during low tide at Coronado Central Beach

Directions

  • From the 5 freeway just south of downtown San Diego, take the Coronado Bridge (now toll-free) over the bay to Coronado Island. The bridge lets out onto to 3rd Street. Turn left on Orange Avenue and follow it down past the Hotel Del Coronado to Coronado Bay Road and look for signs to parking.

What to Love

  • Tidepools during low tide at Coronado Central Beach.
  • S’mores on the beach at the many fire pits located throughout Coronado’s beaches.
  • Fishing from the Ferry Landing Pier.
  • Beach volleyball at Coronado Central Beach.

What to Know

  • Some beaches have curfews starting at 11:00 p.m.
  • No alcohol or smoking on any of the beaches and parks.
  • Heavy traffic. Like any popular area, Coronado’s streets can fill up with cars and pedestrians alike. Watch for cars if you’re walking, and watch for pedestrians if you’re driving.

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Shops At The Del - Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
800.HOTEL.DEL
Region: Coronado

Shops at The Del offer more than 15 unique shops, featuring apparel for the whole family, home accents, bath and spa products, shoes, purses, toys...

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Crown City Inn
520 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
800.442.1173
Region: Coronado

Located on San Diego's Coronado Island the Crown City Inn and Bistro combines old Mediterranean charm with modern comforts. Vacationers and business...

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Coronado Ferry Landing
1201 First St
Coronado, CA 92118
800.442.7847
Region: Coronado

Dine - Shop - Play - Enjoy Come by car, boat or aboard the Flagship ferry from across the bay Coronado Ferry Landing and stroll through more...

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Current Restaurant - Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
2000 Second St
Coronado, CA 92118
619.522.3150
Region: Coronado

Current Restaurant provides resort guests and locals a relaxing dining experience in an atmosphere of contemporary comfort serving innovative menus...

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Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
800.HOTELDEL
Region: Coronado

The legendary Hotel del Coronado is located on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in...

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The Gondola Company
503 Grand Caribe Causeway Suite C
Coronado, CA 92118
619.429.6317
Region: Coronado

The Gondola Company is your Passport to Italy. Indulge in all the magic and tradition of Venice right here in San Diego as you gently cruise in a...

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SAPORI Italian Restaurant

619.319.5696
Region: Coronado

Welcome to SAPORI Italian Restaurant located on the beautiful island of Coronado. A small, cozy upscale restaurant that serves exquisite Italian food...

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City of Coronado
1825 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
619.522.7320
Region: Coronado

The City of Coronado is a small beach community, with an island feel. Incorporated in 1890, Coronado has a rich history and exceptional community...

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La Avenida Inn
1315 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
800.437.0162
Region: Coronado

Just a block from the beach ranked " America's Best Beach of 2012, " by Dr. Beach, and the historic Hotel del Coronado, La Avenida Inn's charm offers...

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Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Loews Coronado Bay Rd
Coronado, CA 92118
619.424.4000
Region: Coronado

It's a New Year, and a New Loews Coronado Bay Resort. The hotel has completed a complete redesign of its lobby, Bay Terrace, Cays Lounge, Market...

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Bikes & Beyond
1201 First St
Coronado, CA 92118
619.435.7180
Region: Coronado

Family Fun in the Sun Family biking fun in the sun starts here at Bikes & Beyond in the Coronado Ferry Landing. You'll find beach cruisers,...

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Coronado Municipal Golf Course
2000 Visalia Row
Coronado, CA 92118
619.435.8129 x3
Region: Coronado

Opened in 1957, Coronado Municipal Golf Course reigns as one of the finest public golf courses in the nation and is located just minutes from...

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Peohe's - Coronado Waterfront Restaurant
1201 First St
Coronado, CA 92118
619.437.4474
Region: Coronado

Spectacular Waterfront Views Peohe's is an escape from the ordinary. Nestled on the water's edge in the charming Coronado Ferry Landing, Peohe's...

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Crown Room - Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
800.HOTEL.DEL
Region: Coronado

Hotel del Coronado's famous Crown Room Sunday Brunch has an expanded selection of delicious offerings. Continuously voted San Diego's best brunch by...

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