A picturesque beach, complete with bolders, ice plants and white sand.
Friendly people will welcome you in their volleyball or soccer games. This is not a water sports beach, so not much surfing, except at the south end near the Hotel del, but boogie boards are okay. Most people come here to sun themselves or swim in the Pacific Ocean. Tourists enjoy this beach but most of the people here are locals and you'll see lots of big groups. Coronado is a popular place for work friends or families to have a beach party.
At the north end of the beach dogs are allowed and all year long you'll see dogs dragging their owners on to the sand for a wet run along the shore.
Be aware that at the southern end--south of Hotel Del and those ugly condos--and northern end--north, past the gate--of the Coronado Beach are restricted areas. These sections are reserved for US Military Personnel.
However, while sunbathing, it is not unusual to see various US Navy planes flying low or to see a group of healty, well built young men/women running by while in training. Sometimes they are in full gear dress and sometimes scantily dressed.. Just luck of the draw.
Ok, if you wonder to the hotel you need to wonder out to the beach area. This area boast of having one of nicest beaches and they are right. The have little cabana's for hotel guest only. Very clean and and not too crowded.
We revisited it around dusk. It was beautiful that night. Lots of people milling around and just enjoying the evening beautiful sunset.
Do you like an ocean with its high waves and its sounds? Go to the Coronado Beach. Hmm... maybe you prefer high mountains with amazing views?
As for me I have mountains close to my hometown, a sea (cold Baltic Sea) is about 500 km (350 miles) north - a little far :-(((.
There are a few tall appartment buidings in Coronado next to the Coronado Beach. Hmmm... they don't look pretty although these appartments must be expensive, I am sure - perfect location, am I wrong?
Whenever you are in Coronado you simply must visit the Coronado Beach - it's a sandy beach, well equipped in all beach facilities. No words... it's just a beautiful area.
The Travel Channel names Coronado as one of North America's Top 10 Beaches - no wonder.
By the way, I have never seen rocky beaches with people sitting/lieying on the rocks (hehe) in the USA, is it exclusively European custom?
From LINDA (lmkluque):
The correct term is Coronado Beach, not Coronado Pacific Beach. Coronado Beach is a beach area on the Pacific Ocean. There is a place called Pacific Beach between Mission Beach and La Jolla.
Thank you Linda.
You can meet some birds (hmm... how are they called in English?) on the Coronado Beach.
From CHRIS (balfor):
The bird you have a picture of on your Birds of Coronado are either Albatross or Seagulls. They are very closely related birds and I can't really tell the difference between them.
Thank you Chris!
From LINDA (lmkluque):
The bird in your photo is a seagull, we don't have albatros here--that I know of. :-)
Thank you Linda!
From me: Really? There are no albatroses in San Diego? Unbelievable :-))). What about importing them from... hmmm... I don't know?
You must check out Coronado's beaches. Start out down by the del and walk all the way down to the other end. Not only will you see beautiful beaches and lifeguards, but you'll see a wonderful mix of tourist and locals.
I read that the Coronado Beach is one of the top 10 in the country. I guess this is possible because it looks so wide and the sand is nice and fine.
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