Coronado City Beach and Coronado Shores Beach

San Diego, California

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Coronado City Beach, on the ocean side of the Coronado Peninsula, is home of the historic Hotel del Coronado, a vast Victorian complex built in 1888. The elegant landmark, dominating the oceanfront landscape, encompasses 33 acres. With 680 rooms, it is one of the largest wooden structures in the world. The city beach is divided into North, Central, and South Beach, stretching from the magnificent hotel to the North Island Naval Air Station. Within North Beach is a dog-friendly beach known locally as Dog Beach. Adjacent to Dog Beach is Sunset Park, with a large, grassy picnic area. Coronado Shores Beach runs from South Beach, near the Hotel del Coronado, to Silver Strand State Beach. It is a wide, sandy beach across the boulevard from Glorietta Bay, backed by condominiums and a seawall promenade. The paved path ends at the U.S. Naval Amphibious Base boundary. This hike follows the 1.8-mile beachfront promenade from Coronado Shores Beach, at the naval amphibious base, to North Beach at the naval air station. The coastal views include Point Loma, the Coronado Islands (13 miles offshore), and Tijuana.

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"Coronado City Beach, on the ocean side of the Coronado Peninsula, is home of the historic Hotel del Coronado, a vast Victorian complex built in 1888. The elegant landmark, dominating the oceanfront landscape, encompasses 33 acres. With 680 rooms, it is one of the largest wooden structures in the world. The city beach is divided into North, Central, and South Beach, stretching from the magnificent hotel to the North Island Naval Air Station. Within North Beach is a dog-friendly beach known locally as Dog Beach. Adjacent to Dog Beach is Sunset Park, with a large, grassy picnic area. Coronado Shores Beach runs from South Beach, near the Hotel del Coronado, to Silver Strand State Beach. It is a wide, sandy beach across the boulevard from Glorietta Bay, backed by condominiums and a seawall promenade. The paved path ends at the U.S. Naval Amphibious Base boundary. This hike follows the 1.8-mile beachfront promenade from Coronado Shores Beach, at the naval amphibious base, to North Beach at the naval air station. The coastal views include Point Loma, the Coronado Islands (13 miles offshore), and Tijuana."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: San Diego
Distance: 3.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Sunset Park
Local Maps: USGS Point Loma

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