Bikes, bay, boarding… when it comes to outdoor recreation Coronado takes the crown! Whether you’re an island local or an island home owner hopeful, we encourage you to check out these many ways to play and enjoy the great outdoors.
Bicycling on Coronado is a natural go-to with the wide, flat streets and epic scenery. There are bayside bike paths (runners welcome too) stretching from the Coronado Yacht Club on Glorietta Bay, all the way to Imperial Beach, ten miles south of Coronado. There are a number of great local spots for renting bike gear for the day or the duration of your island stay:
Bikes and Beyond at the Coronado Ferry Landing offers rentals of cruisers, tandems and four-wheeled surreys. Located at 1201 First Street; 619-435-7180
Cruiser King is located in the heart of the Village and offers both rentals and bike sales. They run a brisk business at 957 Orange Avenue; 619-522-6967
Holland’s Bicycles has been supplying Coronado residents with wonderful bikes for decades and is the main attraction for the serious rider. They also carry quality rentals and provide expert repairs. Located at 977 Orange Avenue; 619-435-3153
Little Sam’s is a convenient source near the Hotel del Coronado for those last minute beach necessities and for bike rentals, too. Everything from wet suits to boogie boards and beach chairs are available. Located at 1343 Orange Avenue; 619-435-4068
Water sports take the cake for many visiting Coronado — it is an “island” town, after all. Take to the ocean with boogie boards or surf boards or enjoy Glorietta Bay and San Diego Bay by boat or jet ski. The surf’s up in Coronado year-round along the nation’s #1 rated beach! Locals and visitors of all skills flock to the great shops below for the best surf & water-going gear:
Seaforth Coronado offers rentals on power boats, sailboats, wave runners, paddle boats, and other water toys. Located on Glorietta Bay at 1717 Strand Way; 619-437-1590
Action Water Sports is located at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa and is a great source for watercraft and bike rentals on the Silver Strand south of Coronado Island. 4000 Loews Coronado Bay Rd; 619-424-4466
Emerald City offers head to toe apparel to look good in the water and out, as well as surfboards, stand up paddle boards, body boards, and skateboards. Lessons are also available. 1118 Orange Avenue; 619-435-6677
Island Surf has been Coronado’s complete surf shop for forty years and carries wetsuits for almost every “body”, and a wide selection of surfboards and stand up paddleboards. They also offer a wide selection of clothing and gear. 1009 Orange Avenue; 619-435-1527
Little Sam’s is a small shop conveniently located across from the Hotel del Coronado and a block from the beach. You’ll find rentals and sales of surfboards, body boards, wetsuits and beach necessities. 1343 Orange Avenue; 619-435-4068
Looking for a more stylized way to dip & lounge? Coronado has a premier Community Center located right on Glorietta Bay. At this gorgeous bay side facility you’ll find two outdoor, heated pools, one is a 50-meter competitive pool with diving boards and the second is shallow recreational and instructional pool for water aerobics and children’s swimming lessons. You’ll enjoy swim laps and views of the bay, the golf course and beyond. Dare we say this makes exercising fun?
The Coronado Community Center also offers a gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; a fitness center with great views of the water; a climbing wall; meeting rooms for special events and recreation classes; and a dance room complete with wood floors. Located at 1845 Strand Way; 619-522-7342
Tennis buffs have a number of fabulous choices on Coronado Island. There are four locations for tennis. Eight courts (three lighted) are available at the Coronado Tennis Courts bordering the Coronado Golf Course and Glorietta Bay, and the facility has a new tennis shop with wonderful merchandise and tennis racket stringing services. Located at 1501 Glorietta; 619-537-0186
Day or night tennis is also available in the Village with four courts, all lighted, at Coronado High School at 555 D Avenue and the Coronado Library has two courts, both lighted at 1014 Sixth Street across from the Coronado Fire Station. For Coronado Cays residents, there is a wonderful tennis court facility at the park on Coronado Cays Boulevard, where there are five courts, four of which are lighted.
And for the fleet of feet, The Coronado Tennis Association offers members league play and tournaments and well as socials for adults and juniors. Contact 619-423-3118 for member information. Located at the Coronado Tennis Courts.
Coronado is also home to a beloved public golf course — The Coronado Golf Course — which feels and looks like an exclusive world-class abode. Bordered by the crystal blue waters of San Diego and Glorietta Bay, the par 72 course has breathtaking views, manicured fairways, an elegant clubhouse, a full length driving range, large putting green, and a chipping and practice bunker. Clubs, clothing and accessories are available in Ron’s Pro Shop at the complex. Yummy fare is available for breakfast, lunch and Happy Hour at the Club House Bar and Grill seven days a week. Located at 2000 Visalia Row; 619-435-3122
For military residents and visitors, the Sea ‘N Air Golf Club offers oceanfront golf on the Naval Air Station North Island. 619-545-9659
There’s clearly no shortage of things to do in Coronado — our little island town is brimming with the best recreational activities for the super active, the lounge-ready and just about anyone who enjoys fitness and fun in the sun.