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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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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Nice island with perfect weather. You can bike and discover the island. You can access the island with the ferry (free for people with bicycle) or by the Coronado bridge (if you drive a car). When you get to the island with the ferry you will discover nice little shops and restaurants. At the opposite side of the island, you... More

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Jamestown, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The beaches in Coronado are beautiful. This is an old island with old areas. Not a bad thing. Very well kept, very nastalgic. Very colorful. And very profitable. Visit to Dell Hotel was interesting and informative when info of past was located. Large and grand hotel frequented by wealthy and famous. The Coronado Bridge is birseye view of it all.... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It's a great ride to either Imperial Beach or Coronado on bikes. Try Chula Vista too. I dislike the wind when it hits 25mph on a beach cruiser.!

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

A short boat ride away from San Diego, lays a paradise beach. One can spend half a day in the small town and just let the day slip away. Some hidden gems to be found, hop on a bicycle and explore!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was a warm summer day, the water was a perfect temperature for swimming. We enjoyed the food from the Cottage Cafe. In the evening, the dinner was incredible, service was very good and the meal, drinks and desserts were the best!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's almost tradition now after 3 yrs in a row spending our summer vacation in San Diego, we always go to Coronado Island/Beach first! It;s like kicking off the vacation right, at our favorite place and favorite beach! I can't wait to relax and have fun again this year...we are heading out to San Diego in a couple of days!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The water was full of seaweed, but the beach was gorgeous. A free summer shuttle took us from the ferry to the beach. Entrance to the beach was also free! Unfortunately, we didn't know to bring water with us, so ended up spending almost $10 for two bottled waters at the hotel. There were no bathroom facilities on the beach,... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Coronado Island is a beautiful, relaxing place to spend the day. We took the ferry over from the Convention center (we stayed at the Marriott Marina) and rented bikes near the ferry landing (arrive early - they sell out) and then biked completely around the island. Well sort of - even though the map looks like you can bike in... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Even though we are not beach people, we truly enjoyed the day on the super soft sand. It's so nice just to be able to get a nice sandy massage on your feet. It's ranged the top 10 beaches of the world, so we had to come and see it ourselves. It was definitely worth it. If you are not... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took the ferry over from the convention center right behind our hotel (Omni). Short ferry ride, 8 minutes max that allows you to enjoy the skyline. Coronado Island is beautiful. We had lunch at the village pizza ( Italian salad, side of meatballs and a cheesesteak sub- everything was delicious). We then rented bikes nearby and took in the... More

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