The beach is great. Rent a surfboard from Island Surf on Orange Avenue, east side, south of 10th (no affiliation of mine), with the right-sized wetsuit, and have a ball trying the sport. The average 180-pound male really ought to try first with a 9 to 9.5-foot surfboard. Don't let the teenagers who ride shortboards tell you to start with something smaller, or you'll never get up.
Just south of the Del on the concrete boardwalk is a little hut from which you might be able to rent a board too. Typically a surfboard will cost about $30-$40 for a day. Start in the morning before the wind comes up, it'll be easier.
Go just south of the Del, at lifeguard station #2, where the waves are most reliable. It'll talk about 100 tries, but then you'll get hooked, and will be able to do it.
If the waves are taller than you are, try a boogie board instead. If it's really windy, go sailing on the bay, the other side of Orange Avenue from the Del is Seaforth boat rentals. They have sailboats, Waverunners and many other boats.
Also go to the ferry landing, take the ferry over to the other side--it runs hourly. Or take the Marriott shuttle, that runs frequently over a smaller duration of time. Then you can do the Gaslamp for dinner and boat-then-walk home. It's like living in Mayberry. Cool little town.
Come to the car show in April (mostly for the men) and the flower show the same April weekend (mostly for the ladies).
Special events, Fourth of July, Halloween, Santa Coming to town on December 1 -- are really something.
ONCE OFF THE FERRY
Wander around the Ferry Landing Market Place, the newest addition to Coronado's wonders.
This may seem like a "tourist trap" but I think it's a fun place to spend time and there's something for almost everyone.
FREE! Sunday evening concerts in the Park
This my absolute favorite thing to do in Coronado. On Suday nights at 6 PM in the summer (late May to early Sept) there are free concerts at Spreckles Park, just off Orange St. Kids run around everywhere, while the adults enjoy leisurely picnics. There's a gazebo in the park where the bands play - unfortunately I never took a picture, and I moved away a few months ago. Bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on, and a sandwiches, fried chicken, pizza, a bottle of wine, whatever! There's not a lot of cheap stuff in SOCAL (besides the beaches) so if you're in town on a Sunday night I highly recommend this! The music ranges from Jazz to Oldies, and usually goes for 1.5 to 2 hours.
Directions: at the corner of 7th Ave and Orange St.
What flag is it?
I noticed the other (not USA) flag on the other top of the Hotel Del Coronado. Hmm... it looks like simple white and red flag. Is it Polish national flag? Hehe, I don't think so.
Does City of Coronado have its own flag? What does it look like?
NO, NO, NO - these rocks on my picture just divide Coronado Beach into two parts: eastern and western.
As I said before I have never seen rocky beaches with people sitting/lying on the rocks (hehe) in the USA, is it exclusively European custom? Are these rocks put for European tourists? Hehe.