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Address: 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Phone Number: 619-437-8788
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of...
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.
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Beautiful Island

I love this island. The beach is beautiful and the entire island is so interesting. Parking can be a problem but I think its best to just find a spot and leave your car there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love this island. The beach is beautiful and the entire island is so interesting. Parking can be a problem but I think its best to just find a spot and leave your car there all day. You can rent a bike and cruise the island. There are many little shops to check out or you can just lie on... More 

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Vermilion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurants are good, the views are awesome, the water is freezing but you go anyway. It is an oasis on an oasis.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Must visit when in San Diego. The beach was great and we even say Navy seals running in the morning. The road layout is a little odd but overall a great place to visit

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Coronado Island came highly recommended as a must do in San Diego. while talking to Uber drivers, they suggested we do this trip by ferry and bike. The ferry ride across from Gaslamp District was nice and relaxing as well as scenic. The bike ride on the island was great and well marked with bike lanes. The Del hotel patio... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I loved this place! been there several times and all of them were great! the beach it was my favorite place to walk, go to the Coronado Hotel and get an ice cream there, so yummy!

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Coronado Island while well know to San Diegans is a bit of a hiddenb gem for those of us from out of town. Without question the easiest (and best) way to get there is via the Coronado Ferry ($9.50 round trip) from the San Diego's Broadway Pier. The short 15 minute cruise drops you at Coronado Village. Recommend lunch at... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Despite the unrelenting traffic, we enjoyed our brief visit to Coronado Island. Be sure to stop in at the little museum next to Tent City restaurant. Well-appointed repository for Coronado's town tales. Coronado hotel also a must-see....

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a time share at the Coronado Beach Resort and had the best time EVER! We biked to the sister resort Loews and walked the beach every night. We biked the Island every day and found wonderful shops that kept us busy for hours! We also found the most beautiful Catholic Chursh on C Avenue. We went to 7:30am... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a San Diego landmark with history. Established as a militarily base it has been developed into cleanest neighborhood of San Diego with historical Del Coronado hotel with unfortunately overpriced parking but gorgeous beach facing Point Loma. On the other side of the island there is a breathtaking San Diego skyline with shops and restaurants. The drive into Coronado... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went with the kiddos to this beach on a recommendation. We enjoyed the gold-like flakes in the sand. Restrooms along the beach were, as you would expect, gross. Coronado itself is very clean - almost too clean. We really enjoyed it there and will return to see more shops, etc.

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