Coronado Island Beaches
Coronado Island has some of the nicest beaches for those looking to go swimming. On the north-east side of the island views of San Diego Bay and downtown San Diego skyline are incredible.
The western side of the island has white sand beaches and views of the Hotel del Coronado, one of only a few remaining American architectural wooden Victorian style beach resort. The largest beach resort on the North American Pacific Coast, Hotel del Coronado offers find indoor or outdoor dining very close to the Pacific Ocean.
The Coronado Island shares the island with the United States Navy, as one of the US Navy bases is located on the North Western section of Coronado Island.
The town of of Coronado Island is an upscale living environment with very nice homes and businesses. Orange Avenue is the main street running North and South and is the prime location for restaurants and small shops especially in the area near the Hotel del Coronado.
Cornado Beach Information
Beach parking is a bit of a challenge. Despite many parking spots on the Ocean Avenue running parallel to the long stretch of beaches a spot is sometimes hard to find during the peak beach hours especially in the summer. However, streetside parking on the streets a block or so away make it so beach parking is not really a problem. The Coronado Beaches have lifeguards on duty. A large, flat grass park is located at the northern end of Ocean Avenue and is a hotspot for soccer, frisbee, football, and picnicking. The Coronado Beaches have adequate bathrooms and showers.
One of the hidden gems of Coronado Island is the beautiful dog beach. Just south of the naval base and about 1 mile north of the Hotel del Coronado is a long stretch of white sand that allows dogs to be off leash. On weekends, hundreds of dogs per day will run up and down the beach chasing balls, catching Frisbees, and socializing with other dogs. Some dogs will venture out into the ocean with their owners while others will simply be fascinated with the chance to dig holes in the sand. The dog beach is an amazing place to spend a sunny afternoon bonding with your puppy while enjoying the incredible ocean views of the Pacific Ocean.
San Diego Coronado Island Visitor Tips
Enjoy an amazing Italian dinner on Coronado Island alongside the San Diego Bay overlooking Downtown San Diego at the Il Fornaio. One of my favorite restaurants in San Diego, this very elegant Italian restaurant has huge windows and outdoor dining on the deck to allow guests to enjoy the magnificent downtown skyline. The Linguine Mare Chiaro, Canneloni Al Forno, and the Lasagna Ferrarese are amazing dishes. The thin crust pizza rivals that found in Italy. Even the house wine is great and the service is top notch.