Coronado City Beach
Further south, the best place for swimming is a wide white-sand beach stretching nearly three-quarters of a mile from lifeguard tower 3 to just past the Hotel Del Coronado, built in 1888 and one of the oldest and largest all-wood buildings in California. A beachfront promenade runs along the entire stretch. Step inside the hotel lobby to see a fine example of Victorian architecture. Behind the hotel, along the promenade, are several food stands with tables.
Trailhead: Ocean Boulevard
Length: 1-2 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Level
DescriptionAt its north end, alongside Ocean Boulevard, a low seawall along the sidewalk prevents access to the beach. Across the boulevard are large private homes. A concrete ramp leads onto the beach at Isabella Avenue. The promenade at Hotel Del Coronado provides level access onto the beach. Just past the hotel are condominiums and a low curb alongside...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Beach Wheelchair: Yes
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
Other Things of Interest
A paved pedestrian/bike path, the Silver Strand Bikeway, travels from Coronado to Imperial Beach along a narrow, seven-mile-long strip of land known as the Silver Strand, passing Glorietta Bay and Silver Strand State Beach. To reach the bikeway from the promenade, cross Silver Strand Boulevard at Avenida de las Arenas.
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Reviewed by Bonnie Lewkowicz, October 8, 2008
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