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NileGuide Expert Says:
Enjoy walking the broad, mile-long sandy beach, the northern tip of which is designated a leash-free dog beach
2000 2nd St, Coronado, CA, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
The island is so small that you can essentially walk everywhere - don't be fooled by the paid parking lots of the Del, as parking throughout the neighborhoods is abundant and free
Coronado Island sits pretty just across a bridge from San Diego's famed downtown and while it has been deemed an island for years, this center city is actually not an island at all. Rather, this chic and upscale resort town features most sides on waters edge, but likewise houses a connection to San Diego's southern neighborhoods. Coronado features some of the area's most exquisite eateries, museums and beaches, but it might be best known for it's namesake hotel, the Hotel Del Coronado. Tourists flock here year round to enjoy the white beaches, specialty cocktails and historic homes, though for the majority of its residents the island is home because of their job. Just as beautiful as Coronado is, it is additionally home to the area's largest naval base, where some of the residents in San Diego live, work and play.