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Coronado Island

1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
619-437-8788
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Ranked #1 of 14 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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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Just a great beach! Great sand. Near the Hotel Del Coronado for food/drinks after the beach. Favorite Beach on Coronado. Can't wait to go back.

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Orange, Virginia
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

While the Island is quite attractive, the traffic was abysmal and we could find nowhere to park so we could walk on the beach. The area around the Hotel Coronado (the main reason we drove out besides crossing the bridge) is so horribly built up that I was unable to take a decent picture - so I bought a postcard... More

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Fremont, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were just visiting to be able to say that we'd been there. Super place to visit with kots of great history to explore. Beautiful beach area and lounging with catered drinks. We did not stay because of the affordability. Certainly a place to be recommended.

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Burlington, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Fabulous place! Great atmosphere, lots of people but laid-back at the same time. Amazing beach and great food & shopping.

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baton rouge
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We took the ferry to the island and then the free bus took us all around town. It was a great day and greatly enjoyed by all.

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Frederick, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

With lots of great shops and beaches to go and explore, there was plenty of things to do. I was traveling as a couple, and my boyfriend and I had nice and friendly service everywhere we went. Expensive of course, but it was worth the money.

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La Quinta, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I was expecting a quaint island. But it is an urban beach town. Loud and not relaxing at all. The beach is beautiful but crowded. If there is a next time i will no better what to expect.

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umchenz
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Coronado Island is my favorite place in San Diego. Coronado beach is my favorite one inside San Diego city. This small island is so beautiful. You can walking around the island, sit in a cafe and viewing San Diego downtown from across the bridge, or playing in the beautiful Coronado beach. Very relaxing. Island can get busy when the aircraft... More

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Las Vegas
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18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Traffic is congested, but courteous and cautious. No menace or hooliganism at the beaches. No vendors at the beach but nearby chain grocery, burrito shop and fast food options are adequate. The locals are cordial if introverted. It's a long hike from the curb to the ocean, far to carry a cooler and lawn chairs if you have young children... More

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Tampa, Florida
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My favorite beach in San Diego is on Coronado Island, the strip between the Hotel del Coronado and Sunset Park. All of the street parking is free, although depending on the time of day it can take a bit of patience to get a spot. But people are always coming and going, and it's never taken me more than two... More

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