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Coronado Beach

Immerse yourself in Californian glamour whilst you enjoy the pristine sands of this top-rated seaside paradise.

Coronado Beach, a three kilometre stretch of pristine white sand sparkling with jet-black mica, is one of California’s most popular holiday destinations. Ever since it was established in 1880, it has attracted a glamorous mix of the rich and famous, including Hollywood celebrities, whilst also perfectly catering for family groups. Once you see it, you understand exactly why Coronado is always rated amongst the best beaches in America.

The beach itself is split into four sections, each with its own character. Discover the hull of the Monte Carlo, a sunken gambling ship, at low tide just off South Beach. Central Beach lies in front of the glamorous Ocean Drive, whilst North Beach is the place to spot surfers or have a romantic evening barbecue.

Try your hand at the many different water sports on offer. You can have a go at anything from water skiing to wake boarding, or kayaking and sailing. For something more peaceful, look out for the yoga classes on Central Beach on Sunday mornings. Otherwise, simply relax, kick off your shoes and stroll along the perfect sands.

Behind Central Beach, you’ll find the magnificent Hotel del Coronado. The lobby of this impressive 1888 mansion even featured in the 1959 film Some Like it Hot, and the hotel’s list of visitors include some of America’s most famous names, from Thomas Edison to Bill Clinton. The hotel is set amongst Ocean Boulevard’s decadent mansions, luxury shops and gourmet restaurants, epitomising California’s glamorous appeal.

Coronado Beach is just a short drive from downtown San Diego across the Coronado Island Bay Bridge, and there is free parking on Ocean Boulevard. Alternatively take the water taxi or ferry, just a 15 minute trip to the Ferry Landing area. Before you even reach the beach, here you’ll find art galleries and boutiques as well as cafés and restaurants.


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Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton NZ$464
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Coronado, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Coronado Ferry Landing, San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park. Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Wyndham San Diego Bayside NZ$225
    Wyndham San Diego Bayside

    Wyndham San Diego Bayside

    1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown San Diego, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of USS Midway Museum and Balboa Park. San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Zoo are also within 3 mi (5 km). County Center - Little Italy Station is 7 minutes by foot and America Plaza Trolley Station is 10 minutes.

      Beautiful House With Pool, Hot Tub, And Gorgeous View, Only Steps From The Beach
      Beautiful House With Pool, Hot Tub, And Gorgeous View, Only Steps From The Beach

      Beautiful House With Pool, Hot Tub, And Gorgeous View, Only Steps From The Beach

      1070 Coronado Ave, Coronado, CA
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Coronado, this historic holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Naval Base Coronado, Coronado Beach and San Diego Convention Center. Coronado Ferry Landing and San Diego Coronado Bridge are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Idyllic Coronado Beach House
        Idyllic Coronado Beach House

        Idyllic Coronado Beach House

        1008 Olive Ln, Coronado, CA
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Coronado Municipal Golf Course, Naval Base Coronado and Coronado Beach. Coronado Ferry Landing and San Diego Coronado Bridge are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          New Studio apt in the Heart of Coronado Village and Just 3 Blocks to the Beach
          New Studio apt in the Heart of Coronado Village and Just 3 Blocks to the Beach

          New Studio apt in the Heart of Coronado Village and Just 3 Blocks to the Beach

          868 J Avenue, Rear Alley Unit, Coronado, CA
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Coronado, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Naval Base Coronado, Coronado Beach and Coronado Ferry Landing. San Diego Convention Center and Seaport Village are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Beautiful Coronado Guest House
            Beautiful Coronado Guest House

            Beautiful Coronado Guest House

            1111 Isabella Avenue, Coronado, CA
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Coronado, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Coronado Beach and Naval Base Coronado. Coronado Ferry Landing and San Diego Coronado Bridge are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Cherokee Lodge NZ$174
              Cherokee Lodge

              Cherokee Lodge

              964 D Avenue, Coronado, CA
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Coronado Municipal Golf Course, Coronado Beach and Naval Base Coronado. Coronado Ferry Landing and San Diego Coronado Bridge are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Glorietta Bay Inn Coronado Island NZ$280
                Glorietta Bay Inn Coronado Island

                Glorietta Bay Inn Coronado Island

                1630 Glorietta Blvd, Coronado, CA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Coronado, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Coronado Municipal Golf Course, Coronado Beach and Naval Base Coronado. San Diego Coronado Bridge and Coronado Ferry Landing are also within 2 miles (3 km).