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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
Fee: No
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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Beach is beautiful

Almost any time of the year I would expect for it to be difficult to walk on the beach and "not" get your feet wet. Lovely beach for any length of walk. Go from the parking area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Almost any time of the year I would expect for it to be difficult to walk on the beach and "not" get your feet wet. Lovely beach for any length of walk. Go from the parking area to the water and back. OR enjoy a very long easy walk on sand that was designed to be walked upon :). Your... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I love Coronado. It's very clean, pretty and popular. During tourist season it can be quite crowded.

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Temecula, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We love going to Coronado and always stay at the Marriott Resort & Spa and enjoy it very much for the value. I would recommend it, but always ask for the top level & view of the Bay.

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Tigard, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Shuffle your feet to avoid Sting Rays? Super Clean, beautiful walk. Totally Recommend it. There were people on the beach making very intricate sand castles. It was fascinating to watch

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Winter Park, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The island is gorgeous although it's very touristy. Not quite Disney touristy but not too far off either. The outdoor shops and restaurants are rather diverse and you can get just about anything you're looking for. The beach is lovely, but the water is super frigid.

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Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It's a gorgeous island, absolutely not to be missed when visiting San Diego. Most of the homes have a wonderful forties look with many Art Deco business fronts. The traffic can be heavy so be prepared to have difficulty parking in the town area.

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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Coronado Island, formerly only accessible by Ferry or a 30 mile detour through Imperial Beach, and up the sand spit on State 71, is now principally reached by the bay bridge off I-5. knone for its great climate [Until the past few years, 80 deg was rarely reached in the middle of summer, 50 deg low in winter], great beaches... More 

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tucson
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We loved Loews Coronado Bay resort! Great ocean bay view overlooking the city lights of San Diego. Located next to a beautiful walking or bike path next to ocean. Resort had wonderful service and food at their restaurants. Loved it!! Will go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We rented bikes and rode around the island! It was beautiful. Hotel Del Coronado was one of the most amazing pitstops. Gorgeous beach!

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Hereford, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

its a little drive but by far the best beaches in san diego, very quiet and great sandy beach, my son loved watching the surfers and the scenery is spectacular.

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