You can swim, surf, check out the tide pools, or just fall asleep in the sun. Coronado’s award-winning beaches are the perfect place to relax and spend the day until the sun sets over Point Loma.
Consistently ranked one of the world’s best beaches by the Travel Channel, Coronado Beach has the widest expanse of sand of any beach in San Diego County. This majestic, clean, family-friendly beach runs along the postcard-perfect Ocean Avenue in Coronado Village, lined with Victorian mansions. Flanked by the world-famous Hotel Del Coronado to the South and North Island to the North, Coronado Beach is treasured by locals and remembered by visitors. Tide pooling is a great activity during low tides, when beach-goers can spot sea anemones, crabs, lobsters, mussels, and starfish. An inviting boardwalk lines the beach all the way from North Island to the Coronado Shores. Coronado Beach features impeccably-maintained facilities and is routinely patrolled by lifeguards, making it a relaxing and safe place to spend the day.
Coronado Dog Beach
On the North end of Coronado Beach, furry friends can frolic leash-less in the sand. Coronado Dog Beach is well-loved by local dog owners who spend the afternoon with their pets playing ball on the shore or taking a dip in the waves. On busy days, more than a hundred dogs scramble on the beach. The coastline faces due south here, so during the summer season when steep-angle south swells miss the rest of San Diego, Coronado Dog Beach is a great place to surf.
Coronado Shores Beach
Just south of the Hotel Del are the Coronado Shores Towers, the high-rise condominiums. The picturesque stretch of beach in front of the Shores is typically referred to as the Coronado Shores Beach. This beach has less sand than the main Coronado Beach, but is a popular hangout spot for surfers and families.
Coronado Silver Strand State Beach
The Silver Strand State Beach is located 4.5 miles south of the Hotel Del Coronado and is located by the Coronado Cays and Loews Coronado Bay Resort. The beach has fire rings, lifeguards, restrooms and showers. It’s also known for fantastic shell collecting. The spot is named for the silvery oyster shells that cover the beach and dunes. Overnight RV camping is available.
Coronado Tidelands Park Beach
Tidelands Park, located just northeast of the base of the Coronado Bridge, offers a small beach along the Bay, recreational fields, picnic areas and plenty of open space for a variety of outdoor activities. A scenic bike path extends from the Silver Strand to the Old Ferry Landing.
Coronado Ferry Landing Beach
The Coronado Ferry Landing, located on the “Bay” side of the Island, has a small stretch of sand adjacent to the ferry pier. Popular for small children and families, this beach is a perfect for an impromptu picnic or quick splash in the bay. Visitors enjoy sweeping views of the San Diego Bay and skyline, make it the prime spot to snap a picture. The Ferry Landing is lined with shops and restaurants, making it a great spot to spend the afternoon.