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Coronado Beach, Coronado

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Experience the soft sand and cool, clear water at Coronado Beach, the highest-rated beach in America. Lie out in the sun and enjoy the weather, or surf and swim in the cool water. Walk along the spacious beach, which rarely becomes crowded and is known for being very clean. Public bathrooms are available by the beach, and showers allow you to rinse off before getting in your car. The area is lined with small shops and restaurants, and the famed Hotel Del Coronado is within view. Plan a Coronado trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • it was stunning view drive over bay bridge you can see the navy ship yard and other beach and down town San Diego from top of the bridge beach was so wide open ocean breeze was so cool, but since weat...  more »
  • Went here to enjoy the beautiful beach and waves with family. Everyone had a great time, the waves weren’t to big and the water not too cold. The black and gold sand is cool to see and the view of Hot...  more »
  • I’ve traveled to some of the nicest beaches in the world, but this beach is unquestionably the best. It’s deep, extremely well maintained and never to crowded to enjoy. If you come to our beach, pleas...  more »
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  • Great Beach! It's huge, clean with lots of room to find a secluded space. The sand is fine and the water feels great. If you're looking for waves, this is the wrong beach. Great for kids and families. The area around the beach is nice too.
  • A wonderful beach to relax on! Go for a walk, recline and sit down or go swimming...this place had it all. Sand and beach were nicely kept. Only here can you see a white sand go to a mixed Marbled color and be so clean.
  • My friends liked it more than me :P I usually prefer clean beaches. I visited Florida a few months back and those beaches have clearly set the bar for me! Coronado, as an island if beautiful, lots of posh colonies, mesmerizing cliffy views, gorgeous weather, and not too crowded on the beach. However, the water was really sandy, I mean really really sandy. It was not emerald green or so, may be because it is more like a bay. Lots of sea weed also. Finding parking on weekends is a mess! You will have to make several rounds in the area before you get lucky and get a spot. I would prefer Torrey Pines over Coronado, and even Mission Bay beaches for clean water.
  • Good family fun. We are all swimmers and love the water. Good thing the stingrays are skittish, we saw at least 50! No rip current, sandy bottom, small waves. A word of caution, my oldest cut his foot on a broken shell during the first few minutes we were there. He sat on the beach for the rest of the day. Wear wading shoes!
  • After a short visit to Coronado Beach, we are looking for the opportunity to move there. It is a dreamland. You can see the the finest sand and gold glitter there. Best beach in CA for real!
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