Coronado Beach in San Diego is picturesque, warm, and quaint. The island is covered in beautiful white sand. It’s got a rich history and is very walkable. You can enjoy Segway rides, a historical tour of the Hotel Del Coronado, visit the farmer’s market, kayak off the coast, and more. There five beaches on the island: Coronado Central Beach, Coronado Dog Beach, Glorietta Bay Beach, Silver Strand State Beach, and the Ferry Landing Marketplace.
How to Get to Coronado Beach
There are three ways to reach Coronado beach. You can take the ferry departing from Broadway Pier. A water taxi departs from several locations in San Diego. You can also drive across the Coronado Bridge.
Coronado Central Beach
The central Cornado beach is a 1.5-mile long stretch of wide, flat sand right in front of the Hotel Del Coronado. The hotel provides a beautiful backdrop to the beach, which is a favorite for walking, beachcombing, lounging, and skim boarding (because of how level the beach is). You can explore tidepools, have a beach fire, and run your dogs at this beach. There is a lifeguard on duty. You can find free parking on Ocean Boulevard.
What to Do Nearby
Coronado’s size is no indication of its attractions. There are tons of Coronado beach activities and see while you’re here. The main thoroughfare Orange Avenue is lined with shops and restaurants. Try the Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill and the Coronado Brewing Company. The Coronado Farmer’s Market is open on Tuesdays, so don’t miss the chance to taste fresh fruits and vegetables, and local artisan foods in an open-air market.
You can also take a historical tour of the Hotel Del Coronado. The hotel was built in 1888 and has welcomed many famous people, including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The 1958 Marilyn Monroe film “Some Like It Hot” was filmed here. You can book your tour online.