Coronado Beach
Coronado Beach
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This beautiful beach in San Diego is the perfect beach getaway spot, located next to the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Take a stroll along the expansive shoreline and spot kids building sandcastles, couples enjoying a romantic dip, and even dogs running around on the dog-friendly beach. Make sure you stick around for sunset—it's absolutely breathtaking. The beach can get busy, especially during summer, so try to visit in the early morning or late afternoon for fewer crowds. You can explore Coronado Island and the beach on a segway or bike tour, or drop by on an Old Town Trolley Tour of San Diego. – Tripadvisor
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bjmellon
El Centro, CA6 contributions
Sep 2022
We live about 90 minutes from Coronado Island and we visit it several times a month. It is a bridge away from San Diego but it’s a world all its own. Clean, quiet, safe neighborhoods filled with beautiful, eclectic homes. No two look alike. It takes a LOT OF MONEY to live here but there is no sense of elitism or snobbery. The island welcomes day visitors with open arms. Everywhere is a friendly face in the most charming setting in So Cal. The beach is beautiful and I’ve never seen it overcrowded
Written September 14, 2022
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Carol B
22 contributions
Sep 2022
Our family did not stay at the Hotel Del Coronado, but we wanted to experience the atmosphere and the beautiful beach. We were able to rent chairs (wood and cloth) and umbrellas, and they set them up for us when we arrived. (See the Hotel Del Coronado website to reserve.) Gold is definitely added to the sand, so the beach is absolutely breathtaking. Non-hotel guests can park in the garage for a fee. The elevator from the garage goes straight to the short walkway to the beach. We purchased food at the resort and received a parking discount. Every employee was geared to make visitors feel welcome. Sand artists were working on some phenomenal sand castles. The age spread of our group was wide, and we all enjoyed watching that process. It was a wonderful day!
Written September 28, 2022
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China760 contributions
Jun 2022
There is a long section of beach here which is deep and extremely well maintained. Lifeguards constantly patrol the beach. There is plenty of space on a weekday (not such how crowded it gets on the weekend).

If you're on the beach near the Hotel del Coronado you'll have a number of food choices at the hotel or on the main street nearby.
Written June 8, 2022
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LnS2004
Cypress, CA6,134 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We came here on a late Saturday morning. Unable to find street parking we parked in the Hotel Del Coronado garage. It was a short walk to the beach from there. The windy condition and chilly weather did nothing to deter beach lovers. The wide open beach with soft white sand under a picturesque blue sky seemed so inviting. We picked a spot practically in front of the iconic hotel. It’s nice that we could access the hotel for restrooms and shop at its many stores. We were able to apply validation from purchases at the hotel stores to defray the expensive parking charge. There’s a popular taco stand conveniently close by for food and drinks. We’re glad that our grandkids could walk on the beach and put their little feet in the ocean water.
Written April 19, 2023
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Anantha
Cheshire, CT169 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Broader beach with plenty of seating options right in front of Hotel del Coronado. Perfect spot to see sunset, but there was a big clod right close to the water when the sun set on the day we went. The hotel del Coronado is architecturally stunning and to view that while strolling on the sand is quite a feel. My son enjoyed building a sand volcano.
Written January 30, 2022
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Jason S
Reedsburg, WI701 contributions
Oct 2021
We were on four different beaches in the San Diego area and this was the best of the bunch. The water was nice as it rolled in. The beach is large. The sand along the edge of the water sparkles like it has gold flakes in it.

Overall it just was a great beach to spend our last few hours in the area before heading home. We even found a few sea shells while we walked down the beach.
Written October 24, 2021
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Trvl8176
Texas295 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
This is a lovely very wide beach with plenty of room for the many people who flock to it. The sand is great and my children really enjoyed building sand castles on it. They are also lots of places nearby to grab drinks or food.
Written August 29, 2021
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il0vehawaii
Salt Lake City, UT35 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This is definitely one our favorite Southern California beaches!! Soft sand, lots of space to spread out the crowd, beautiful water. The hotel Del Coronado makes a lovely backdrop to this beautiful beach!! A talented Sandcastle artist often has a beautiful sandcastle near "the Del". It's always fun to talk to him and see his art.

The US military base is south of the beach and training helicopter flights often flyover the beach which is always neat to see.
Written June 13, 2021
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David W
Hampton, UK8 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Beautiful beach, loads of space, calm, sandy and gentle water. You can hire beach chairs etc from the Del even if you’re not staying there. Beware buying anything from the Del, it’s ridiculously expensive ($9 for an OJ).
Written August 10, 2022
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Steve T
Port Angeles, WA17 contributions
Apr 2020
We have stayed at the Coronado Shores for four years. Most of the residents are over 60 years old.
We are planning to leave ASAP because the Management does not enforce the social distancing orders of the Governor of California. Their lack of enforcement puts the health of residents at risk, especially the elderly population. In addition dogs run wild barking so loud that you cant leave your windows open.
Written April 22, 2020
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