Coronado Beach
Coronado Beach
4.5
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This beautiful beach in San Diego is the perfect beach getaway spot, located next to the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Take a stroll along the expansive shoreline and spot kids building sandcastles, couples enjoying a romantic dip, and even dogs running around on the dog-friendly beach. Make sure you stick around for sunset—it's absolutely breathtaking. The beach can get busy, especially during summer, so try to visit in the early morning or late afternoon for fewer crowds. You can explore Coronado Island and the beach on a segway or bike tour, or drop by on an Old Town Trolley Tour of San Diego. – Tripadvisor
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  • LnS2004
    Cypress, California6,194 contributions
    Beautiful Beach
    We came here on a late Saturday morning. Unable to find street parking we parked in the Hotel Del Coronado garage. It was a short walk to the beach from there. The windy condition and chilly weather did nothing to deter beach lovers. The wide open beach with soft white sand under a picturesque blue sky seemed so inviting. We picked a spot practically in front of the iconic hotel. It’s nice that we could access the hotel for restrooms and shop at its many stores. We were able to apply validation from purchases at the hotel stores to defray the expensive parking charge. There’s a popular taco stand conveniently close by for food and drinks. We’re glad that our grandkids could walk on the beach and put their little feet in the ocean water.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 April 2023
  • Escape26847903454
    2 contributions
    Great beach! Pricey drinks!
    Coronado Island is the best! Beautiful beach in front of Coronado Del Mar Hotel, but bring your own drinks! $15 for a bottle of beer and $21 for a mixed drink is a bit crazy.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
  • tamara k
    9 contributions
    Bad beach experience!
    The town was quaint and beautiful. But the beaches were closed, and no one bothered to share the information with us prior to our trip. We rented beach chairs at the Hotel Del for a day, and they talked in circles when we asked if the beach was going to be open.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 September 2023
  • jwpreacher
    Ponca City, Oklahoma71 contributions
    Best Beach in California!
    This is our favorite beach in California. We love to rent the chairs and umbrella and sit on the beach and read. The food at the different food courts at the hotel are wonderful as well. We sometimes grab lunch on the deck and then head to the beach when we are finished. It is a great day with the family!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 October 2023
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jwpreacher
Ponca City, OK71 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This is our favorite beach in California. We love to rent the chairs and umbrella and sit on the beach and read.
The food at the different food courts at the hotel are wonderful as well. We sometimes grab lunch on the deck and then head to the beach when we are finished. It is a great day with the family!
Written 12 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tamara k
9 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
The town was quaint and beautiful. But the beaches were closed, and no one bothered to share the information with us prior to our trip. We rented beach chairs at the Hotel Del for a day, and they talked in circles when we asked if the beach was going to be open.
Written 26 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kellon h
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
This was our favorite beach and favorite place in San Diego. Not anymore. The beach was closed due to raw sewage in the water from Mexico. The water, which used to be a beautiful blue, was brown and obviously full of sewage. Even the sand was not as sparkling as it used to be. The smell was awful! What a travesty! Hopefully Coronado Beach will be able to return to its former splendor in the future, but until then, I’d avoid this beach!
Written 29 August 2023
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Escape26847903454
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Coronado Island is the best! Beautiful beach in front of Coronado Del Mar Hotel, but bring your own drinks! $15 for a bottle of beer and $21 for a mixed drink is a bit crazy.
Written 9 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Randall
Colorado Springs, CO2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Great beach with super soft golden sands, enjoyed my day with my family, absolutely worth the visit, the best beach I’ve ever been besides water wasn’t very warm.
Written 20 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

pldj m
186 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Don't forget to go to Coronado Beach when you go to San Diego. You will drive pass a long bridge. This beach sand is gold color, special when the sun shines on the top. The sand is so soft. So comfortable when you walk on the top.
Written 31 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

pwheel465651
Tucson, AZ3 contributions
Apr 2023
Beautiful beach but unfortunately you can’t get in the water, the signs indicate it’s contaminated with sewage. Very sad and disappointing after paying a pretty high price for a room.
Written 3 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LnS2004
Cypress, CA6,194 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We came here on a late Saturday morning. Unable to find street parking we parked in the Hotel Del Coronado garage. It was a short walk to the beach from there. The windy condition and chilly weather did nothing to deter beach lovers. The wide open beach with soft white sand under a picturesque blue sky seemed so inviting. We picked a spot practically in front of the iconic hotel. It’s nice that we could access the hotel for restrooms and shop at its many stores. We were able to apply validation from purchases at the hotel stores to defray the expensive parking charge. There’s a popular taco stand conveniently close by for food and drinks. We’re glad that our grandkids could walk on the beach and put their little feet in the ocean water.
Written 19 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cathy DelR
8 contributions
Aug 2022
This is our go to place to tour our visitors especially when they are first timers visiting San Diego. We usually take them on a car ride then take them for a longer visit the next day.
Written 7 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PamRoad
Texas1,051 contributions
Feb 2023
In San Diego, this is THE beach to visit. Gorgeous sunset views, people watching, restaurants, long strolls along the water. Perfect!
Written 18 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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