Coronado Municipal Beach

Type: Beaches, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities

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Things to Do with Kids: Known as one of the top ten beaches in the US, the seaward side of Coronado Island is exceptionally clean, with wide stretches of sand. The northern end, North Beach, is dog-friendly and popular for surfing in the summer. The main part, Central Beach, runs along Ocean Boulevard south to the famous Hotel Del Coronado. The ocean is usually calm here, making it a great spot for kids who will also love the white sand and searching for small seashells. There is ample, free street parking within a few blocks and you can easily walk to the shops and restaurants of Orange Avenue.

Romantic Things to Do, Outdoor Activities: Widely considered one of the top ten beaches in the US, the seaward side of Coronado Island is exceptionally clean, with wide stretches of sand. The northern end, "North Beach," is dog-friendly and popular for surfing in the summer. The main part, "Central Beach," runs along Ocean Boulevard south to the famous Hotel Del Coronado. Because it's the easiest to get to, it's also the most crowded. Convenience of downtown Coronado is walkable from here and there's a public parking lot next to the Del. This is a very family-friendly beach with calm waters due to some protection from a nearby point.

Free Things to Do: Widely considered one of the top ten beaches in the US, the seaward side of Coronado Island is exceptionally clean, with wide stretches of sand. The northern end, "North Beach", is dog-friendly and popular for surfing in the summer. The main part, "Central Beach", runs along Ocean Boulevard south to the famous Hotel Del Coronado. Because it is the easiest to get to, it's also the most crowded. Convenience of downtown Coronado is walkable from here and there's a public parking lot next to the Del. This is a very family-friendly beach with calm waters due to some protection from a nearby point. The sand also glitters in the water and there's a little tide pool exposed during low tides.

Beaches: Widely considered one of the top ten beaches in the U.S., the seaward side of Coronado Island is exceptionally clean, with wide stretches of sand. The northern end, "North Beach," is dog-friendly and popular for surfing in the summer. The main part, "Central Beach," runs along Ocean Boulevard south to the famous Hotel Del Coronado. Because it's the easiest to get to, it's also the most crowded. Conveniences in downtown Coronado are walkable from here and there's a public parking lot next to the Del. This is a very family-friendly beach with calm waters due to some protection from a nearby point. Tidepools even expose themselves during low tides.


Address

Ocean Blvd
Coronado, CA 92118

Map / Directions
619-522-7300

Expert Tips by Katie Dillon

San Diego Local Expert

Things to Do with Kids, Outdoor Activities: "The part of the beach in front of the Hotel Del Coronado can get a bit crowded, however, you can rinse off and take advantage of the hotel's casual, outdoor dining when you get hungry. Kid will love the ice cream at Moo Time Creamery."

Romantic Things to Do: "Bring a picnic to spend the day here. Arrive early to take advantage of free parking."

Free Things to Do: "Bring a picnic to spend the day here. To utilize free street parking, arrive early."

Beaches: "You can dine at the Hotel Del Coronado even if you're not staying there. Just brush off the sand and look presentable (assuming you aren't hauling tons of gear)."

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: This beach is widely regarded as one of the best in the nation.

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Go for a stroll on the beach and then have a cocktail or meal at 1500 Ocean. Or, duck into the Hotel Del's spa.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: This beach is recognized as a top beach by numerous publications for good reasons: convenience, relatively calm water, gorgeous sand and location.

Best for Beaches Because: This beach is recognized as a top beach by numerous publications for good reasons: convenience, relatively calm water and location.

Best for Outdoor Activities Because: With flat sand that seems to go on for ages, amenities within walking distance and relatively calm water, this beach is a favorite.

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