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Coronado Island

Address: 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Phone Number: 619-437-8788
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Coronado
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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. 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely beach to stroll along enjoying the surf and sand. Lots of shops to spend money in. The restaurants are numerous and most are serving mouth watering food. Check out the Del Coronado Hotel while you are here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The beach is huge and beautiful. The stores remind me of small town feel. There is paid parking but we just parked for free in the residential and walked a couple extra blocks. We even got to watch Navy Seals training on the beach which was pretty cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The sunsets on Coronado are the most beautiful I have ever seen! If you don't do anything else, make sure you are on the beach at sunset. The walk to Ferry Landing was very enjoyable. Check out as many shops as you can along the way!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The island is such a laid back place that is a real pleasure to visit. You can take a ferry across from just near the Santa Fe trolley depot at the end of Broadway. The Hotel del Coronado is a reasonable walk - but on a sunny day it is very pleasant.

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Long, white-sand beach! On the west end is a dog beach which must be the happiest place on earth! Nice park, beautiful homes, cute downtown.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Boutique shops and delicious restaurants. Easy drive over the bridge to San Diego Gas Lamp district, San Diego Zoo and Sea World. Loved staying at Coronado. Highly recommend.

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Syracuse NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Was too cold to swim or sunbathe, but absolutely beautiful beach with stellar views. Hope to visit again when temps are warmer to fully enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

great food,great beach and a visit to the Dell is always a blast..........the beach is wonderful for long walks..........parking around town is a pain but worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Island is beautiful and is connected to San Diego by a huge bridge. Driving around and seeing the houses is a memorable experience. Then there is the Del Coronado Hotel, an icon. Other items of note are the US Navy Seal training facilities and the US Naval Air Station. All in all, well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Coronado is on an isthmus not an island. There are a lot of places to eat, interesting shops to see, but a lot of traffic and parking difficulties. The Lambs Players Theatre has live performances. The Hotel Del Coronado is beautifully appointed and wonderfully decorated for the holidays. Don't miss their outdoor skating rink on the beach then!

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