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Coronado Island

1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
619-437-8788
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Coronado
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Type: Islands
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most distinctive bridges, is Coronado Island - a world away.... more » Owner description: A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most distinctive bridges, is Coronado Island - a world away. Developed in 1888 as a beach resort town, and home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, the island is blessed with one of the finest beaches in the world and bathed in endless sunshine. Coronado today is a vibrant beach community loaded with charm. « less
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This island is so beautiful! We visited twice during our vacation because it was so nice the first time! The shops are all small businesses for the most part. The people we met were so polite and the houses were absolutely stunning! The Hotel Del Coronado had attractions outside, including Billy Pav, who is the Sand Castle Man. Apparently, he's... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The ferry to the island is very affordable and quick from the Marina. Coronado has a perpetual holiday resort feel to it and people there are so laid back. From the pier there is a small child friendly beach, restaurants, souveniers, galleries, ice cream stores etc. Biking, strolling, skating, rollerblading etc is very popular.The views are spectacular.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Coronado Island is a truly unique California experience. Orange avenue has the traditional "downtown" shop feel with the beach just minutes away. Great experience for all ages and definitely worth a visit.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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410 reviews 410 reviews
140 attraction reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is my 400th TripAdvisor review and I decided to save it to review somewhere really special. We first visited Coronado Island a few years ago and have returned happily whenever we get the chance. This is where I would love to live if I could. Coming to Coronado Island is like putting the hectic, stressful pace of everyday life... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is an excellent destination for parking the car and walking. We stayed three days and enjoyed the beach, fine dinning and beautiful sunsets.

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Burnsville
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

In town for business at the San Diego Convention Center, I found some free time to walk the water front from the Hilton to the Airport, including Seaport Village and the Gas Lamp District. Noticed the 5th Street ferry landing by the convention center and for $8.50, one can purchase a round-trip ticket to Coronado Island. The ride takes about... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Liked Everything, Loved free Shuttle to Downtown Coronado from Loews Resort. A little Something for Everyone, Excellent Shopping, Good Food; Friendly; Fun! Nice and Clean. Lots of Activities; Biking, Water Sports ; Thank You Debbie Lynn

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Hard to find any parking, but the beach is really nice & clean. We'll go back to check out the old Hotel, and spend more time there. Plan on a short hike to the ocean if you find street parking.

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Holton Le Clay
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Apart from the beautiful sandy beach, one feels on an island everywhere, the shops in the streets will tell you, how the locals dress and what they carry with them. Many boats. It is one of these spots in the US for the select elite with an appetite for nature, ocean, and luxury. The big metropolitan city is only a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The north end of Coronado's Central Beach is where you will find its locales...and their dogs. In this portion of the beach, dogs can be unleashed and can run along the shore and into the waves. It can be crowded on weekends, but it's an unequivocal experience unlike many San Diego beaches that do not permit man's best friend. There... More

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