Coronado Beach Rating
Beach Personality: Big, Beautiful Southern California Beach
Coronado Beach is an extremely wide and long beach blessed with magnificent sand. The sand here is sparkly and golden in color and it’s very soft. So soft, in fact, that my calves were killing me as I trekked from the street to the water. There is a bit of natural debris at the tideline, but otherwise the beach is clean. Coronado Beach is also the one of the only beaches I’ve ever visited to prominently post “No Kite Flying” signs. This wouldn’t keep me from going there, but I find it a little odd.
Stephen P. Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, selected Coronado Beach as America’s Best Beach for 2012. I can’t agree with him on this. It’s a very nice beach, but I can’t even give it a beach rating of 5.
If you are looking for refreshment, Coronado Beach is a beach and a community within the city of San Diego. Coronado’s commercial center is about 4 tenths of a mile east of the beach on Orange Avenue. The historic and world-renowned Hotel del Coronado borders Coronado Beach to the south and is another spot to head for a drink or snack.
- Boogie boarding
- Body surfing
- Skim boarding
- Public bathrooms – Yes.
- Showers – Yes.
- Parking – Yes, free parking on the street, but you have to arrive early on weekends all year and every day during the summer.
- Food – Yes, within walking distance.
- Lifeguard – Yes.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – No.
Additional amenities – drinking fountains, volleyball nets, handicap accessible, and beach wheelchairs are available.
Coronado Beach is located at the intersection of Isabella Avenue and Ocean Boulevard in San Diego, California, 92118.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin