Coronado Beach, Coronado

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    Coronado Public Beaches (2)

    by machomikemd Written Nov 25, 2013
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    part two of my tips with more pictures.

    Facing the mightly Pacific Ocean and less congested than the Beaches of Los Angeles, Coronado has a long Public Beach called Central Beach that lies Parallel to Ocean Boulevard and several other public beaches like North Beach and Silver Strand Public Beach, where anyone can do some water activities like swimming, jet ski, boating, kayaking and a lot more, and there are public life guards on duty at times in some areas of the beaches. There are 11:00 pm curfews on the beaches and public drinking is absolutely prohibites as this area is a family friendly resort area.

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    Stroll and Swim at Coronado's Public Beaches (1)

    by machomikemd Written Nov 25, 2013
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    Facing the mightly Pacific Ocean and less congested than the Beaches of Los Angeles, Coronado has a long Public Beach called Central Beach that lies Parallel to Ocean Boulevard and several other public beaches like North Beach and Silver Strand Public Beach, where anyone can do some water activities like swimming, jet ski, boating, kayaking and a lot more, and there are public life guards on duty at times in some areas of the beaches. There are 11:00 pm curfews on the beaches and public drinking is absolutely prohibites as this area is a family friendly resort area.

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    The Coronado Beach

    by lmkluque Updated Jun 11, 2013

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    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. There is a park just across the street at this end and this is the best area to find a parking space.

    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.

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    Best Free Thing #9: Coronado Beach

    by goodfish Written Jun 10, 2013
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    This gorgeous, 1.5 mile stretch of pacific-side beach is the undisputed star of the island. It is very large, very clean, uncrowded, and free for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. It’s roughly broken into three sections - North, Central and South - each with a few distinct amenities/attractions:

    North Beach (near the North Island military base): dog park, restrooms

    Central Beach: lifeguard tower, restrooms, showers, first aid station, “sand" dunes

    South Beach (near the Del Coronado): tidepools, restrooms (coming soon)

    Other amenities - such as volleyballs nets and fire rings - are available on all three. Parking is free along Ocean Boulevard but it can be tough to find an open space so you may end up leaving your vehicle a block or two away and walking in. There’s also a big public lot near the condo complex just the other side of the Del Coronado; just don’t confuse that with the hotel lot - which would cost you a bundle.

    No alcohol, smoking, dogs (other than at the designated dog park), glass containers or driving on the beach is allowed, and it has hours: 4:00 AM to 11:00 PM. There’s no shade so bring your sunscreen and umbrella, and the sand can become very hot in the afternoon so pack something for your feet as well. And please, no walking into the dignified Del in your swimsuit to use their facilities.

    A side note about those “dunes’? They’re mostly big piles of kelp buried under a covering of sand. Back in 1988 a storm produced unusually high tides that washed up a ton of kelp and seaweed, and the local park employee responsible for keeping the beach tidy decided to get creative with the stuff. Over a period of some years he scooped, trundled and shaped the slimy debris into enormous letters which, if seen from the air, spell “Coronado.”

    Ladies, hit the beach early enough and you just might catch some buff Navy SEALS out for a morning run. Oh my.

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    Check out the beautiful beach....Wow!

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 25, 2009

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    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.

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    Pacific Ocean

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    PACIFIC  OCEAN

    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 :-(((.

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    Appartments by the Pacific Ocean

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    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?

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    Coronado Beach

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    Ursula at Coronado Beach

    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.

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    Birds of Coronado Beach

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    At Coronado beach

    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?

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    Beautiful Beaches

    by racheljapi Written Feb 5, 2005

    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.

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    A top 10 beach in the US

    by Frisbeeace Written May 29, 2004
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    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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