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About Coronado

Coronado Island is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. It was founded in the 1880’s. Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census, up from 24,100 at the 2000 census.

With gentle surf, sparkling wide-sand beaches, a charming main street and great hotels, including the famous Hotel del Coronado, this island paradise is perfect.

Some of the world’s most desirable beaches can be found in Coronado. Dr. Beach ranked Coronado’s Central Beach as the #1 Beach in the United States in 2012. Parents Magazine also named Coronado in its Top 10 U.S. beaches. The miles of silvery sand, rich in mica, glimmer in the sun like diamonds. There are four main beaches — Central Beach, South Beach, Silver Strand State Beach and North Beach. These beaches connect into miles of sand and ocean. With its elegant gardens, old-world mansions, quaint shops, and oceanfront dining, and spectacular sunset views, no wonder this charming small town has been dubbed  “The Crown City,” as Coronado means “the crowned one” in Spanish.

From our famous flower show, to our Fourth of July festivities, there is never a dull moment on Coronado. Community offerings and events are abundant. Enjoy a performance year round at the Lamb’s Player’s Theater, or catch a movie at our Village Vintage theater. Check out special holiday events like the Fourth of July parade, trick-or-treating down Orange Ave, or visit Santa at the Hotel Del. Take advantage of our gorgeous municipal golf course and tennis center. Head to the community center for some time on the rock wall or to swim some laps. Hop on your cruiser and take the bike path all the way down the Silver Strand or grab a group of friends for some lawn bowling at the Speckle’s Center. Hit the Coronado Boat House to rent a kayak or SUP for the afternoon. Boredom is not an option in Coronado.