Julia Weiler

Correspondent

  • San Diego, California, USA

Julia Weiler is a correspondent who covers San Diego for Forbes Travel Guide. Her wanderlust has lead her on far-flung adventures, like housesitting in Fiji, backpacking through Southeast Asia, road-tripping in Mexico and building homes in Papua New Guinea with Habitat for Humanity. Her stories are published in an award-winning series of humorous travel anthologies, including Whose Panties Are These?, What Color Is Your Jockstrap? and More Sand in My Bra (the latter of which she co-edited). Weiler contributes to Ocean Home Magazine and is a correspondent for the website Wine and Dine San Diego. When not wandering or writing, she likes surfing Southern California’s best breaks.

  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best attractions in San Diego?

    With Spring Break close at hand families are flocking to San Diego County’s wide array of amusement parks.  Whether you’re looking to get wet, commune with marine life, befriend zoo critters or get lost amidst life-sized LEGOS, there’s something fun for everyone in sunny San Diego.

    • Located in the North County town of Carlsbad, LEGOLAND California is the building block of every LEGO-loving child’s dream comes true.  The theme park is home to an exciting mix of rides, alluring shows and electrifying attractions geared towards kids aged 2-12.  Featured attractions include the medieval charms of Castle Hills, swarthy fun at Pirate Shores and the intriguing Land of Adventure.

    • SeaWorld San Diego makes a big splash with families wishing for marvelous marine life.  Spectacular shows like “Shamu Rocks” and “Sea Lions LIVE” feature performances by superstars of the sea while interactive exhibits such as “Shark Encounter” and “Turtle Reef” offer up-close and up-close interactions with  incredible creatures.  Exciting rides such as the “Manta Ray” and “Journey to Atlantis” round out the rollicking fun.

    • The San Diego Zoo and The San Diego Safari Park are two separate but related attractions which house impressive animals from around the world.  Visit the Zoo and immerse yourself in the “Lost Forest” for encounters with monkeys, apes and exotic jungle cats in a lush tropical environment or embark on an expedition along theopen plains of the Safari Park at feel at one with lions, Wildebeests, giraffes and zebras.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best beaches in San Diego?

    Coronado’s sparkling stretches of mica-enriched sand are consistently classed among America’s top beaches.  Mellow waves lap wide glistening shorelines and there are plenty of gorgeous views to enjoy from the seashore.  Whether you wish to walk your pooch on North Beach, sea gaze from Glorietta Bay or stroll for sand dollars along the Silver Strand, there’s an idyllic strand of sand for everyone in “The Crown City.”

    • Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard and boasts a backdrop of high-end beach homes and sweeping views of the Pacific.  Visitors can relax on two miles of golden sand or explore interesting sea life in the tide pools during low tide.  Lifeguards are on duty, which makes this a safe beach for families to play in the surf.  Beach accessible wheelchairs are available gratis at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.

    • Fido-friendly North Beach is popular among locals and their surf-seeking canine companions.  Dogs must arrive on a leash but there is a designated free zone where pups can splash in the waves untethered.  North Beach is located in the northernmost part of Central Beach at the end of Ocean Boulevard near Sunset Park and is the only section equipped with rings for a sunset bonfire.

    • Situated near the iconic Hotel Del, Coronado South Beach is particularly picturesque and a popular spot for shutterbugs.  It is also the seaside standard when it comes to saying, “I do” to the tune of ocean waves.  Whether you’re there to celebrate that special day, take advantage of a photo op or just sink your toes in the sand, South Beach is a lovely and scenic place to play by the sea.

    • Glorietta Bay Park offers a unique peek of the city skyline and stunning views of the soaring San Diego-Coronado Bridge.  While the beach itself is a tad on the petite side, there is a grand and grassy park area that is perfect for family picnics.  Playground equipment, restroom facilities and fabulous water views dotted by passing sailboats makes this a great spot to spend the day.

    • Silver Strand State Beach is one of Coronado’s best stretches of shoreline with extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Surfing, boogie boarding and beach volleyball are popular activities on the Pacific side while the warmer waters of the bay side are perfect for sailing and swimming.  Those who wish to walk the beach can stroll for miles along the surf and spot sand dollars, moon snail and cockle shells lying in the golden sand.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best activities to do in San Diego?

    With Spring Break close at hand families are flocking to San Diego County’s wide array of amusement parks.  Whether you’re looking to get wet, commune with marine life, befriend zoo critters or get lost amidst life-sized LEGOS, there’s something fun for everyone in sunny San Diego.

    • Located in the North County town of Carlsbad, LEGOLAND California is the building block of every LEGO-loving child’s dream comes true.  The theme park is home to an exciting mix of rides, alluring shows and electrifying attractions geared towards kids aged 2-12.  Featured attractions include the medieval charms of Castle Hills, swarthy fun at Pirate Shores and the intriguing Land of Adventure.

    • SeaWorld San Diego makes a big splash with families wishing for marvelous marine life.  Spectacular shows like “Shamu Rocks” and “Sea Lions LIVE” feature performances by superstars of the sea while interactive exhibits such as “Shark Encounter” and “Turtle Reef” offer up-close and up-close interactions with  incredible creatures.  Exciting rides such as the “Manta Ray” and “Journey to Atlantis” round out the rollicking fun.

    • The San Diego Zoo and The San Diego Safari Park are two separate but related attractions which house impressive animals from around the world.  Visit the Zoo and immerse yourself in the “Lost Forest” for encounters with monkeys, apes and exotic jungle cats in a lush tropical environment or embark on an expedition along theopen plains of the Safari Park at feel at one with lions, Wildebeests, giraffes and zebras.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best activities to do in San Diego?

    With Spring Break close at hand families are flocking to San Diego County’s wide array of amusement parks.  Whether you’re looking to get wet, commune with marine life, befriend zoo critters or get lost amidst life-sized LEGOS, there’s something fun for everyone in sunny San Diego.

    • Located in the North County town of Carlsbad, LEGOLAND California is the building block of every LEGO-loving child’s dream comes true.  The theme park is home to an exciting mix of rides, alluring shows and electrifying attractions geared towards kids aged 2-12.  Featured attractions include the medieval charms of Castle Hills, swarthy fun at Pirate Shores and the intriguing Land of Adventure.

    • SeaWorld San Diego makes a big splash with families wishing for marvelous marine life.  Spectacular shows like “Shamu Rocks” and “Sea Lions LIVE” feature performances by superstars of the sea while interactive exhibits such as “Shark Encounter” and “Turtle Reef” offer up-close and up-close interactions with  incredible creatures.  Exciting rides such as the “Manta Ray” and “Journey to Atlantis” round out the rollicking fun.

    • The San Diego Zoo and The San Diego Safari Park are two separate but related attractions which house impressive animals from around the world.  Visit the Zoo and immerse yourself in the “Lost Forest” for encounters with monkeys, apes and exotic jungle cats in a lush tropical environment or embark on an expedition along theopen plains of the Safari Park at feel at one with lions, Wildebeests, giraffes and zebras.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best activities to do in San Diego?

    With Spring Break close at hand families are flocking to San Diego County’s wide array of amusement parks.  Whether you’re looking to get wet, commune with marine life, befriend zoo critters or get lost amidst life-sized LEGOS, there’s something fun for everyone in sunny San Diego.

    • Located in the North County town of Carlsbad, LEGOLAND California is the building block of every LEGO-loving child’s dream comes true.  The theme park is home to an exciting mix of rides, alluring shows and electrifying attractions geared towards kids aged 2-12.  Featured attractions include the medieval charms of Castle Hills, swarthy fun at Pirate Shores and the intriguing Land of Adventure.

    • SeaWorld San Diego makes a big splash with families wishing for marvelous marine life.  Spectacular shows like “Shamu Rocks” and “Sea Lions LIVE” feature performances by superstars of the sea while interactive exhibits such as “Shark Encounter” and “Turtle Reef” offer up-close and up-close interactions with  incredible creatures.  Exciting rides such as the “Manta Ray” and “Journey to Atlantis” round out the rollicking fun.

    • The San Diego Zoo and The San Diego Safari Park are two separate but related attractions which house impressive animals from around the world.  Visit the Zoo and immerse yourself in the “Lost Forest” for encounters with monkeys, apes and exotic jungle cats in a lush tropical environment or embark on an expedition along theopen plains of the Safari Park at feel at one with lions, Wildebeests, giraffes and zebras.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best beaches in San Diego?

    Coronado’s sparkling stretches of mica-enriched sand are consistently classed among America’s top beaches.  Mellow waves lap wide glistening shorelines and there are plenty of gorgeous views to enjoy from the seashore.  Whether you wish to walk your pooch on North Beach, sea gaze from Glorietta Bay or stroll for sand dollars along the Silver Strand, there’s an idyllic strand of sand for everyone in “The Crown City.”

    • Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard and boasts a backdrop of high-end beach homes and sweeping views of the Pacific.  Visitors can relax on two miles of golden sand or explore interesting sea life in the tide pools during low tide.  Lifeguards are on duty, which makes this a safe beach for families to play in the surf.  Beach accessible wheelchairs are available gratis at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.

    • Fido-friendly North Beach is popular among locals and their surf-seeking canine companions.  Dogs must arrive on a leash but there is a designated free zone where pups can splash in the waves untethered.  North Beach is located in the northernmost part of Central Beach at the end of Ocean Boulevard near Sunset Park and is the only section equipped with rings for a sunset bonfire.

    • Situated near the iconic Hotel Del, Coronado South Beach is particularly picturesque and a popular spot for shutterbugs.  It is also the seaside standard when it comes to saying, “I do” to the tune of ocean waves.  Whether you’re there to celebrate that special day, take advantage of a photo op or just sink your toes in the sand, South Beach is a lovely and scenic place to play by the sea.

    • Glorietta Bay Park offers a unique peek of the city skyline and stunning views of the soaring San Diego-Coronado Bridge.  While the beach itself is a tad on the petite side, there is a grand and grassy park area that is perfect for family picnics.  Playground equipment, restroom facilities and fabulous water views dotted by passing sailboats makes this a great spot to spend the day.

    • Silver Strand State Beach is one of Coronado’s best stretches of shoreline with extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Surfing, boogie boarding and beach volleyball are popular activities on the Pacific side while the warmer waters of the bay side are perfect for sailing and swimming.  Those who wish to walk the beach can stroll for miles along the surf and spot sand dollars, moon snail and cockle shells lying in the golden sand.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best beaches in San Diego?

    Coronado’s sparkling stretches of mica-enriched sand are consistently classed among America’s top beaches.  Mellow waves lap wide glistening shorelines and there are plenty of gorgeous views to enjoy from the seashore.  Whether you wish to walk your pooch on North Beach, sea gaze from Glorietta Bay or stroll for sand dollars along the Silver Strand, there’s an idyllic strand of sand for everyone in “The Crown City.”

    • Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard and boasts a backdrop of high-end beach homes and sweeping views of the Pacific.  Visitors can relax on two miles of golden sand or explore interesting sea life in the tide pools during low tide.  Lifeguards are on duty, which makes this a safe beach for families to play in the surf.  Beach accessible wheelchairs are available gratis at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.

    • Fido-friendly North Beach is popular among locals and their surf-seeking canine companions.  Dogs must arrive on a leash but there is a designated free zone where pups can splash in the waves untethered.  North Beach is located in the northernmost part of Central Beach at the end of Ocean Boulevard near Sunset Park and is the only section equipped with rings for a sunset bonfire.

    • Situated near the iconic Hotel Del, Coronado South Beach is particularly picturesque and a popular spot for shutterbugs.  It is also the seaside standard when it comes to saying, “I do” to the tune of ocean waves.  Whether you’re there to celebrate that special day, take advantage of a photo op or just sink your toes in the sand, South Beach is a lovely and scenic place to play by the sea.

    • Glorietta Bay Park offers a unique peek of the city skyline and stunning views of the soaring San Diego-Coronado Bridge.  While the beach itself is a tad on the petite side, there is a grand and grassy park area that is perfect for family picnics.  Playground equipment, restroom facilities and fabulous water views dotted by passing sailboats makes this a great spot to spend the day.

    • Silver Strand State Beach is one of Coronado’s best stretches of shoreline with extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Surfing, boogie boarding and beach volleyball are popular activities on the Pacific side while the warmer waters of the bay side are perfect for sailing and swimming.  Those who wish to walk the beach can stroll for miles along the surf and spot sand dollars, moon snail and cockle shells lying in the sand.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best beaches in San Diego?

    Coronado’s sparkling stretches of mica-enriched sand are consistently classed among America’s top beaches.  Mellow waves lap wide glistening shorelines and there are plenty of gorgeous views to enjoy from the seashore.  Whether you wish to walk your pooch on North Beach, sea gaze from Glorietta Bay or stroll for sand dollars along the Silver Strand, there’s an idyllic strand of sand for everyone in “The Crown City.”

    • Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard and boasts a backdrop of high-end beach homes and sweeping views of the Pacific.  Visitors can relax on two miles of golden sand or explore interesting sea life in the tide pools during low tide.  Lifeguards are on duty, which makes it a safe beach for families to play in the surf.  Beach accessible wheelchairs are available gratis at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.

    • Fido-friendly North Beach is popular among locals and their surf-seeking canine companions.  Dogs must arrive on a leash but there is a designated free zone where pups can splash in the waves untethered.  North Beach is located in the northernmost part of Central Beach at the end of Ocean Boulevard near Sunset Park and is the only section equipped with rings for a sunset bonfire.

    • Situated near the iconic Hotel Del, Coronado South Beach is particularly picturesque and a popular spot for shutterbugs.  It is also the seaside standard when it comes to saying, “I do” to the tune of ocean waves.  Whether you’re there to celebrate that special day, take advantage of a photo op or just sink your toes in the sand, South Beach is a lovely and scenic place to play by the sea.

    • Glorietta Bay Park offers a unique peek of the city skyline and stunning views of the soaring San Diego-Coronado Bridge.  While the beach itself is a tad on the petite side, there is a grand and grassy park area that is perfect for family picnics.  Playground equipment, restroom facilities and fabulous water views dotted by passing sailboats makes this a great spot to spend the day.

    • Silver Strand State Beach is one of Coronado’s best stretches of shoreline with extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Surfing, boogie boarding and beach volleyball are popular activities on the Pacific side while the warmer waters of the bay side are perfect for sailing and swimming.  Those who wish to walk the beach can stroll for miles along the surf and spot sand dollars, moon snail and cockle shells lying in the sand.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best beaches in San Diego?

    Coronado’s sparkling stretches of mica-enriched sand are consistently classed among America’s top beaches.  Mellow waves lap wide glistening shorelines and there are plenty of gorgeous views to enjoy from the seashore.  Whether you wish to walk your pooch on North Beach, sea gaze from Glorietta Bay or stroll for sand dollars on the Silver Strand, there’s an idyllic strand of sand for everyone in “The Crown City.”

    • Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard and boasts a backdrop of high-end beach homes and sweeping views of the Pacific.  Visitors can relax on two miles of golden sand or explore interesting sea life in the tide pools during low tide.  Lifeguards are on duty, which makes it a safe beach for families to play in the surf.  Beach accessible wheelchairs are available gratis at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.

    • Fido-friendly North Beach is popular among locals and their surf-seeking canine companions.  Dogs must arrive on a leash but there is a designated free zone where pups can splash in the waves untethered.  North Beach is located in the northernmost part of Central Beach at the end of Ocean Boulevard near Sunset Park and is the only section equipped with rings for a sunset bonfire.

    • Situated near the iconic Hotel Del, Coronado South Beach is particularly picturesque and a popular spot for shutterbugs.  It is also the seaside standard when it comes to saying, “I do” to the tune of ocean waves.  Whether you’re there to celebrate that special day, take advantage of a photo op or just sink your toes in the sand, South Beach is a lovely and scenic place to play by the sea.

    • Glorietta Bay Park offers a unique peek of the city skyline and stunning views of the soaring San Diego-Coronado Bridge.  While the beach itself is a tad on the petite side, there is a grand and grassy park area that is perfect for family picnics.  Playground equipment, restroom facilities and fabulous water views dotted by passing sailboats makes this a great spot to spend the day.

    • Silver Strand State Beach is one of Coronado’s best stretches of shoreline with extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Surfing, boogie boarding and beach volleyball are popular activities on the Pacific side while the warmer waters of the bay side are perfect for sailing and swimming.  Those who wish to walk the beach can stroll for miles along the surf and spot sand dollars, moon snail and cockle shells lying in the sand.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best beaches in San Diego?

    Coronado’s sparkling stretches of mica-enriched sand are consistently classed among America’s top beaches.  Mellow waves lap wide glistening shorelines and there are plenty of gorgeous views to enjoy from the seashore.  Whether you wish to walk your pooch on North Beach, sea gaze from Glorietta Bay or stroll for sand dollars on the Silver Strand, there’s an idyllic strand of sand for everyone in “The Crown City.”

    • Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard and boasts a backdrop of high-end beach homes and sweeping views of the Pacific.  Visitors can relax on two miles of golden sand or explore interesting sea life in the tide pools during low tide.  Lifeguards are on duty, which makes it a safe beach for families to play in the surf.  Beach accessible wheelchairs are available gratis at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.

    • Fido-friendly North Beach is popular among locals and their surf-seeking canine companions.  Dogs must arrive on a leash but there is a designated free zone where pups can splash in the waves untethered.  North Beach is located in the northernmost part of Central Beach at the end of Ocean Boulevard near Sunset Park and is the only section equipped with rings for a sunset bonfire.

    • Situated near the iconic Hotel Del, Coronado South Beach is particularly picturesque and a popular spot for shutterbugs.  It is also the seaside standard when it comes to saying, “I do” to the tune of ocean waves.  Whether you’re there to celebrate that special day, take advantage of a photo op or you’re just along to sink you toes in the sand, South Beach is a lovely and scenic place to play by the sea.

    • Glorietta Bay Park offers a unique peek of the city skyline and stunning views of the soaring San Diego-Coronado Bridge.  While the beach itself is a tad on the petite side, there is a grand and grassy park area that is perfect for family picnics.  Playground equipment, restroom facilities and fabulous water views dotted by passing sailboats makes this a great spot to spend the day.

    • Silver Strand State Beach is one of Coronado’s best stretches of shoreline with extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Surfing, boogie boarding and beach volleyball are popular activities on the Pacific side while the warmer waters of the bay side are perfect for sailing and swimming.  Those who wish to walk the beach can stroll for miles along the surf and spot sand dollars, moon snail and cockle shells lying in the sand.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best beaches in San Diego?

    Coronado’s sparkling stretches of mica-enriched sand are consistently classed among America’s top beaches.  Mellow waves lap wide glistening shorelines and there are plenty of gorgeous views to enjoy from the seashore.  Whether you wish to walk your pooch on North Beach, sea gaze from Glorietta Bay or stroll for sand dollars on the Silver Strand, there’s an idyllic strand of sand for everyone in “The Crown City.”

    • Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard and boasts a backdrop of high-end beach homes and sweeping views of the Pacific.  Visitors can relax on two miles of golden sand or explore interesting sea life in the tide pools during low tide.  Lifeguards are on duty, which makes it a safe beach for families to play in the surf.  Beach accessible wheelchairs are available gratis at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.

    • Fido-friendly North Beach in Coronado is popular among locals and their surf-seeking canine companions.  Dogs must arrive on a leash but there is a designated free zone where pups can splash in the waves untethered.  North Beach is located in the northernmost part of Central Beach at the end of Ocean Boulevard near Sunset Park and is the only section equipped with rings for a sunset bonfire.

    • Situated near the iconic Hotel Del, Coronado South Beach is particularly picturesque and a popular spot for shutterbugs.  It is also the seaside standard when it comes to saying, “I do” to the tune of ocean waves.  Whether you’re there to celebrate that special day, take advantage of a photo op or you’re just along to sink you toes in the sand, South Beach is a lovely and scenic place to play by the sea.

    • Glorietta Bay Park offers a unique peek of the city skyline and stunning views of the soaring San Diego-Coronado Bridge.  While the beach itself is a tad on the petite side, there is a grand and grassy park area that is perfect for family picnics.  Playground equipment, restroom facilities and fabulous water views dotted by passing sailboats makes this a great spot to spend the day.

    • Silver Strand State Beach is one of Coronado’s best stretches of shoreline with extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Surfing, boogie boarding and beach volleyball are popular activities on the Pacific side while the warmer waters of the bay side are perfect for sailing and swimming.  Those who wish to walk the beach can stroll for miles along the surf and spot sand dollars, moon snail and cockle shells lying in the sand.
  • On February 28, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best beaches in San Diego?

    Coronado’s sparkling stretches of mica-enriched sand are consistently classed among America’s top beaches.  Mello waves lap wide glistening shorelines and there are plenty of gorgeous views to enjoy from the seashore.  Whether you wish to walk your pooch on North Beach, sea gaze from Glorietta Bay or stroll for sand dollars on the Silver Strand, there’s an idyllic strand of sand for everyone in “The Crown City.”

    • Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard and boasts a backdrop of high-end beach homes and sweeping views of the Pacific.  Visitors can relax on two miles of golden sand or explore interesting sea life in the tide pools during low tide.  Lifeguards are on duty, which makes it a safe beach for families to play in the surf.  Beach accessible wheelchairs are available gratis at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.

    • Fido-friendly North Beach in Coronado is popular among locals and their surf-seeking canine companions.  Dogs must arrive on a leash but there is a designated free zone where pups can splash in the waves untethered.  North Beach is located in the northernmost part of Central Beach at the end of Ocean Boulevard near Sunset Park and is the only section equipped with rings for a sunset bonfire.

    • Situated near the iconic Hotel Del, Coronado South Beach is particularly picturesque and a popular spot for shutterbugs.  It is also the seaside standard when it comes to saying, “I do” to the tune of ocean waves.  Whether you’re there to celebrate that special day, take advantage of a photo op or you’re just along to sink you toes in the sand, South Beach is a lovely and scenic place to play by the sea.

    • Glorietta Bay Park offers a unique peek of the city skyline and stunning views of the soaring San Diego-Coronado Bridge.  While the beach itself is a tad on the petite side, there is a grand and grassy park area that is perfect for family picnics.  Playground equipment, restroom facilities and fabulous water views dotted by passing sailboats makes this a great spot to spend the day.

    • Silver Strand State Beach is one of Coronado’s best stretches of shoreline with extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Surfing, boogie boarding and beach volleyball are popular activities on the Pacific side while the warmer waters of the bay side are perfect for sailing and swimming.  Those who wish to walk the beach can stroll for miles along the surf and spot sand dollars, moon snail and cockle shells lying in the sand.
  • On February 27, 2013
    Julia Weiler answered the question: Julia Weiler

    What are the best beaches in San Diego?

    Coronado’s sparkling stretches of mica-enriched sand are consistently classed among America’s top beaches.  Mello waves lap wide glistening shorelines and there are plenty of gorgeous views to enjoy from the seashore.  Whether you wish to walk your pooch on North Beach, sea gaze from Glorietta Bay or stroll for sand dollars on the Silver Strand, there’s an idyllic strand of sand for everyone in “The Crown City.”

    • Coronado Central Beach runs along Ocean Boulevard and boasts a backdrop of high-end beach homes and sweeping views of the Pacific.  Visitors can relax on two miles of golden sand or explore interesting sea life in the tide pools during low tide.  Lifeguards are on duty, which makes it a safe beach for families to play in the surf.  Beach accessible wheelchairs are available gratis at the Central Beach Lifeguard Tower.

    • Fido-friendly North Beach in Coronado is popular among locals and their surf-seeking canine companions.  Dogs must arrive on a leash but there is a designated free zone where pups can splash in the waves untethered.  North Beach is located in the northernmost part of Central Beach at the end of Ocean Boulevard near Sunset Park and is the only section equipped with rings for a sunset bonfire.

    • Situated near the iconic Hotel Del, Coronado South Beach is particularly picturesque and a popular spot for shutterbugs.  It is also the seaside standard when it comes to saying, “I do” to the tune of ocean waves.  Whether you’re there to celebrate that special day, take advantage of a photo op or you’re just along to sink you toes in the sand, South Beach is a lovely and scenic place to play by the sea.

    • Glorietta Bay Park offers a unique peek of the city skyline and stunning views of the soaring San Diego-Coronado Bridge.  While the beach itself is a tad on the petite side, there is a grand and grassy park area that is perfect for family picnics.  Playground equipment, restroom facilities and fabulous water views dotted by passing sailboats makes this a great spot to spend the day.

    • Silver Strand State Beach is one of Coronado’s best stretches of shoreline with extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Surfing, boogie boarding and beach volleyball are popular activities on the Pacific side while the warmer waters of the bay side are perfect for sailing and swimming.  Those who wish to walk the beach can stroll for miles along the surf and spot sand dollars, moon snail and cockle shells lying in the sand.
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