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Coronado Beach

Enjoy this stylish seaside destination with its perfect beach and dazzling array of Hollywood connections.

In 2012, Coronado Beach was named as the best beach in the United States of America by the Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research. It's not hard to see why, as its fine white sand is interspersed with jet-black mica which sparkle in the year-round sunshine.

The style, relaxed culture and scenic environment of Coronado Beach sum up the best of the Californian experience. Located just a few kilometres from San Diego city centre, you can drive here over the Coronado Island Bay Bridge, take a water-taxi, or enjoy the short ferry trip from the city. Coronado means “the crowned one” in Spanish, and this town has thus gained the nickname “The Crown City”.

Relax and enjoy the gentle waves lapping on the shore or take a dip in the many warm pools of water left on the strand when the tide goes out. There are plenty of exciting and popular water sports to choose from here, such as jet-skiing and surfing, as well as more serene options like sailing or fishing.

As well as being a beautiful and vibrant coastal resort, Coronado Beach also plays host to the stars. Looking onto Central Beach, Ocean Boulevard has lots of impressive mansions, stylish up-market boutiques and exclusive gourmet restaurants.

Take in the famous lobby at the majestic Hotel del Coronado, where a number of scenes from the immortal film “Some Like It Hot” with Marilyn Monroe were shot in the 1950s, as well as parts of the more recent “The Stunt Man”. American Presidents have made this a favourite holiday spot down the decades, as have film stars as diverse as Charlie Chaplin, Katherine Hepburn and Brad Pitt.

If you've taken the ferry across, spend some time in Ferry Landing, a very pleasant area to stroll around. It has numerous galleries, chic shops and souvenir stalls, as well as a choice of restaurants and cafés and a local Farmers' Market on Tuesdays.

Parking is free on Ocean Boulevard, but it's usually difficult to find a space – early-morning arrival is recommended. If you'd like to venture a bit further afield, Glorietta Bay and Silver Strand are beautiful beaches that are well worth a visit.


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Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton €238
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).

    Ocean View on Coronado Island
    Ocean View on Coronado Island

    Ocean View on Coronado Island

    431 Ocean Blvd, Coronado, CA
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Coronado, this holiday home is close to Coronado Beach, Naval Base Coronado and San Diego Coronado Bridge. Also nearby are Coronado Municipal Golf Course and Coronado Ferry Landing.

      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. San Diego Coronado Bridge is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

        Hard Rock Hotel San Diego €184
        Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

        Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

        207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Gaslamp Quarter, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Petco Park and San Diego Convention Center. Seaport Village and Westfield Horton Plaza are also within 15 minutes. Gaslamp Quarter Station is only a 2-minute walk and Convention Center Station is 5 minutes.

          Amazing Property one Block From the Beach!
          Amazing Property one Block From the Beach!

          Amazing Property one Block From the Beach!

          1022 G Ave, Coronado, CA
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Coronado, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coronado Municipal Golf Course and Coronado Beach. Naval Base Coronado and San Diego Coronado Bridge are also within 2 miles (3 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 close to Coronado Beach, Seaport Village and Naval Base Coronado. Also nearby are San Diego Coronado Bridge and Coronado Municipal Golf Course.

              Hilton San Diego Bayfront €183
              Hilton San Diego Bayfront

              Hilton San Diego Bayfront

              1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly San Diego hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park. Seaport Village and USS Midway Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km). Gaslamp Quarter Station is 6 minutes by foot and 12th and Imperial Transit Center Station is 9 minutes.

                Cherokee Lodge €101
                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. San Diego Convention Center and Seaport Village are also within 3 miles (5 km).