Things to to do in San Diego
The main two-mile beach has four sections. At the foot of the Coronado Shores condominium towers is South Beach where the hull of the sunken gambling ship, the Monte Carlo, can be seen at low tide. The section starting at the Hotel del Coronado past the life guard tower is Central Beach overlooked by the stately homes along Ocean Boulevard. North Beach attracts surfers in the morning, and fire rings are available for bonfires at night. At the far north is Dog Beach where canines can play leash-free. Lifeguards are on duty year round from 9amuntil dusk; volleyball nets, restrooms and showers are available. Beach wheelchairs are free to the public.
Silver Strand State Beach
4.5 miles south of Coronado, this beach has fire rings, lifeguards, restrooms and showers. This is one of the best kiteboarding areas in Southern California, both on the relatively calm bay waters and in the ocean surf. An underpass allows access to the bayside beach and picnic area as well as Loews Coronado Bay Resort. South of the developed area, there are 3.5 miles of ocean and natural preserve.
There are 15 miles of relatively flat paths perfect for strolling, jogging, biking or rollerblading and even more miles of bike routes along city streets. Equipment, including tandem bikes and surreys, can be rented at the Ferry Landing or in Coronado village. Coronado Skate Park is in Tidelands Park. With 16,000 square feet of concrete ramps, bowls, grinds and jumps, the park caters to all skateboarding skill levels. (619) 522-7342.
There are 19 public tennis courts throughout Coronado, most of which are lighted. The Coronado Tennis Center at 1501 Glorietta Blvd has eight courts, and private and group instruction is available. (619) 435-1616.
Coronado Municipal Golf Course - Opened in 1957, Coronado’s public golf course continues to reign as one of the finest public courses in Southern California. With views of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and Glorietta Bay, the 72-par, 130-acre 18-hole course is open 7 days a week and offers a driving range, pro shop and restaurant. (619) 435-3121 or golfcoronado.com.
Silver Strand State Beach is the only public camping area in Coronado. Visitors must have a self-contained RV with a closed water system, running water and toilet. No tent camping is allowed. (619) 435-5184 or parks.ca.gov. RVs under 24’ can park on the street for 72 hours but cannot be used as a residence. Larger vehicles will need a permit.
Action Sport Rental - Rentals including sailboats, power boats, jet skis, kayaks and bikes. Sailing lessons, sailing excursions, water skiing and wakeboarding adventures are available. (619) 424-4466 or actionsportrentals.com.
Coronado Boat Rental - 1715 Strand Way. Powerboat, sailboats, kayak and jet ski rentals. Sailing lessons, private charters, whale watching excursions. (619) 437-1514 or seaforthboatrentals.com.