Centennial Park to Tidelands Park -- Coronado Peninsula Professional Review and Guide
"The Coronado Peninsula lies in the heart of San Diego Bay between the bay and the ocean. This hike follows the picturesque bay from Centennial Park to Tidelands Park, with sweeping views of downtown San Diego. The Coronado Peninsula is thought of (and referred to) as an island. It is actually attached to the mainland by Silver Strand, a quarter-mile-wide sand spit running 7 miles from North Island to Imperial Beach. The other land access to the “almost-an-island” peninsula is the arched 2.3-mile Coronado Toll Bridge, connecting Coronado to the city of San Diego. Centennial Park and Tidelands Park sit on the bay side of Coronado, connected by a shoreline promenade. Centennial Park is a grassy park with a small sandy beach and a rose garden. Adjacent to the park is Old Ferry Landing, the location for catching the ferry to San Diego, and Ferry Landing Marketplace. The market is lined with galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. Tidelands Park is a 22-acre tree-shaded grassland park on the northeast corner of Coronado. The bayfront park has a sandy beach, picnic tables, and a walking/biking path that skirts the bay, passing under the towering Coronado Toll Bridge."