25 Best Things to Do in Coronado Island, San Diego

Nestled in the heart of the San Diego Bay, Coronado Island has won the hearts of locals and tourists alike for nearly 100 years.

This vibrant community offers a rich history combined with a fun-packed list perfect for family-friendly vacation activities.

With the protective Point Loma off in the distance, this beach enjoys mild waves perfect for families. This is the beach in front of the Hotel del Coronado.

Visit a Coronado Beach

Whether you’re a hotel guest or not, it’s possible to take advantage of cabana, cabanette, and lounge chair rentals at Del Beach. Here, you can order food and fun drinks like the Del Margarita to the sand.

Tour the Hotel del Coronado

Here, you’ll usually spy sea anemones, hermit crabs, small fish, and more in addition to lots of sand dollars tucked into the sand along the shoreline.

Go Tide Pooling

It’s sort of mysterious sometimes. You wake up, and out of nowhere, there’s a big new sand sculpture to marvel at.

Look Out for or Take a Lesson from The Sandcastle Man

Photo : Hotel del Coronado

During very, very low tides, the outline of the boat becomes visible in the sand. Its location is about a quarter-mile south of the Hotel del Coronado.

Visit a Sunken Ship

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