Coronado's wide, flat beach has gentle waves perfect for learning to surf or
boogie board. The beach consistently rates as one of the best beaches in the
world for families, and also as one of the most romantic. In the early morning
you may see Navy SEALs working out and in the evening watch spectacular
sunsets as sailboats return and cruise ships depart San Diego Bay .
Newsflash! "Dr. Beach" Stephen Letherman, Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research, has ranked Coronado Beach as #1 in the USA!
The two-mile main beach has four sections. At the foot of the Coronado Shores condominium towers is South Beach where the hull of the sunken gambling ship, the Monte Carlo, can be seen at low tide. The section starting at the Hotel Del Coronado to the life guard tower is Central Beach overlooked by the mansions along Ocean Boulevard. North Beach attracts surfers in the morning and fire rings are available for bonfires. At the far north is Dog Beach where canines can play leash-free. Lifeguards are on duty; volleyball nets, restrooms and showers are available.
4.5 miles south of Coronado , this beach has fire rings, lifeguards, restrooms and showers. This one of the best kiteboarding areas in Southern California , both on the relatively calm bay waters and in the ocean surf. An underpass allows access to the bayside beach and picnic area as well as Loews Coronado Bay Resort. South of the developed area, there are 1.5 miles of ocean and natural preserve. For RV parking go online at Silver Strand State Beach or call (619) 435-5184.
A little sandy beach and lawn overlook San Diego Bay adjacent to fishing/ferry pier with sweeping views of downtown San Diego and the bustling waterfront. Restrooms and free parking available.