Glorietta Bay Beach is part of Glorietta Park, which sits on a protected area of coast just above Silver Strand. This cove-like beach is perfect for families with small children, as the surf never gets too big and the current is always gentle. There are open grass areas and picnic tables all over the park, each with unobstructed views across the water to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. Come for the afternoon and stay for a picnic and the sunset!
As Coronado’s main beach, this is the easiest to get to and definitely the most popular. Central Beach is wide, flat, and lies directly in front of the Hotel Del Coronado and is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and beach sports or activities. Complete with fire pits, picnic tables, and even some tide pools during low tide, Coronado Central Beach is the perfect place to start your exploration of the island.
Though there is a day-use fee attached to this particular beach during peak season, Silver Strand State Beach is a favorite among visiting and local families alike. There is a campground here (for RV use only), and all of the accompanying amenities. If you’re looking for sun and sand, this is the perfect place to spend the day – it feels like its own little island away from the hustle and bustle of Coronado.