North Beach Ocean Boulevard, Coronado, CA92118 Known by the locals as "Dog Beach," Coronado's North Beach is the only beach in town where dogs are allowed. Owners must…More bring their pups on a leash, but once they reach the designated area, they can set them free to splash in the waves, work on their tans and socialize with the other canine surfers. North Beach is the northernmost part of Central Beach. It's located at the end of Ocean Boulevard, near Sunset Park and the Gate 5 entrance to the navy base. North Beach is also the only section of Central Beach that offers fire rings for evening bonfires.
This state beach lies along the Silver Strand, a seven-mile strip of sand that connects Coronado Village and the city…More of Imperial Beach. The beach's history dates back to the turn of the century, when the famed "Tent City" opened, offering an alternative for those who wanted to enjoy Coronado's beaches but couldn't afford to stay at the Hotel Del.
Silver Strand State Beach is still a popular destination today. The location is unique in that it offers visitors the chance to swim in both the Pacific Ocean and the San Diego Bay. The beach also offers overnight camping for self-contained RVs. There is no tent camping.
Common activities include: swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing and volleyball playing. There is a large picnic area on the bayside, with an adjacent bike trail that goes all the way to downtown Coronado. Fire rings are available in the summer for evening bonfires, and there is free wi-fi in the camping areas.
Because it's a state beach, visitors must pay a fee to enter. Fees vary depending on length of stay.
RV reservations must be made through Reserve America. Call 800-444-7275, or visit www.reserveamerica.com.
Little Sam's Island & Beach Fun 1343 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA92118 Part clothing store, part bike, surf and sport rental shop, Little Sam's makes a day at the beach more fun. Carrying…More shirts, hats and sunscreen, as well as Coronado and San Diego memorabilia, it also provides a plethora of beach and surf gear for rent. Surfboards, skimboards, paddleboards, wetsuits and even chairs and umbrellas can all be rented. For cruising around downtown, beach cruiser bikes and strollers are available as well.
With an impressive two-mile stretch of shoreline, Coronado's Central Beach has plenty of sand and fun for all. This…More is the city's main beach, which is divided into three sections: North, South and Central. The beach runs along Ocean Boulevard and offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, from the cliffs of Point Loma to the coast of Mexico.
This beach has been a tourist destination since 1888, when the world-famous Hotel Del Coronado opened in front of the area now known as "South Beach." Today, popular activities include beach volleyball, body boarding and fishing. Be sure to bring flip-flops: The beach is wide, the walk from the street to the shoreline is long, and the sand can scorch bare feet.
Dog are allowed on the north end, and there are fire rings for evening bonfires. On the south end, beachgoers can check out the Monte Carlo shipwreck, which is visible when the tide is low. This old gambling ship sank on New Year's Eve in 1936.
The main lifeguard tower is located at the intersection of Isabella Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. The North and South beaches have portable lifeguard towers, with lifeguards on duty from 9am until dusk. The beach also has public restrooms and showers.
Coronado Central Beach has repeatedly been voted one of America's Best Beaches.
Coronado Beach Resort 1415 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA92118 Offering condominium suites with plenty of amenities, Coronado Beach Resort is a quick walk from the beach on Coronado…More Island. With exotic birds and high ceilings throughout the lobby and the 1- or 2-bedroom suites come equipped with flat screen televisions, microwaves, refrigerators, air conditioning and a coffee makers. Some condos also include a private balcony, full kitchens and fireplaces.
Coronado Pharmacy 918 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA92118 As both a local pharmacy and San Diego souvenir shop, Coronado Pharmacy sells postcards, beach trinkets and surf…More memorabilia. Stuffed animals, flip-flops and cards can also be found here, as well as beach gear such as towels, sunscreen, hats and beach toys. A full-service pharmacy is located in the rear of the store, and patrons can find a variety of over-the-counter medications and first-aid items. An extensive toiletry section offers deodorant, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and make-up.
Dale's Swimshop 1150 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA92118 Dale's Swimshop on Coronado Island features bathing suits, bikinis and beach gear--a necessary boutique in this beach…More and surf community. This store carries brands such as L-Space, La Blanca and CocoReef bikinis, as well as Havaiana flip-flops and Crocs. Sunscreen, hats and cover-ups are also available, as well as a collection of fun towels. San Diego and Coronado memorabilia is also available for those looking for souvenirs, and beach toys like buckets, shovels and goggles can be purchased for children.
Coronado Shores Beach Club 1768 Avenida Del Mundo, Coronado, CA92118 This private club is for the exclusive use of Coronado Shores Condominium residents and their guests. On the grounds is…More an outdoor pool, cozy lounge chairs, an indoor great room and bar. The club is host to a variety of activities like line dancing lessons, live music, water aerobics and broadcasts of sporting events in the bar. Central to this beach community, Coronado Shores Beach Club supports the complex's full population, which is comprised of ten high rise buildings each containing upwards of 140 individual residences. Although the atmosphere is enclosed and private, there are sweeping coastal views whether you're poolside or enjoying a cocktail indoors. Access to adjacent public beaches is within mere steps.
Kippy's 1114 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA92118 Established in 1948 and still going strong, Kippy's in Coronado is a boutique for the woman who likes to dress with some…More flair. Kippy's also offers a selection of cover-ups and beachwear, perfect for moseying along the beaches of Coronado. Hats, beach bags, purses and shoes are available as well.