Non-Motorized Watercraft Access
Coronado has long been a popular spot for avid watersport fans that enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, boogie boarding and stand-up paddle boarding. Although these sports can be enjoyed anywhere there is a beach, there are a few special locations that are ideal for enjoying these types of water activities.
The Coronado Ferry Landing has a small sandy beach at the north end. You are sharing the water with ferries and large ships. The shopping area has bathrooms and paid parking. Pay attention to U.S. Navy no paddle zones near their bases and ships.
Glorietta Bay Park Beach is an ideal location to launch your watercraft. It is the location of the city’s Coronado Club Room and Boathouse. It can be reached by driving down the Strand and turning into an access road by the Municipal Pool. Enjoy amazing views as you can paddle to the north or south of the bridge or go across to downtown San Diego. The park has some bathrooms and there is a small parking lot. Pay attention to U.S. Navy no paddle zones near their bases and ships.
South Beach Launch offers access to the Pacific Ocean and is located south of the Coronado Shores towers. There is street parking and a small parking lot.
Motorized Watercraft Access
Boat Launching Ramp: The Glorietta Bay Launching Ramp has an area for docking and boarding and there is an adjoining parking lot. Across from the Glorietta Bay Ramp is a 72-hour anchorage. The ramp and the adjacent park are operated by the Port of San Diego. Permits to anchor in the area are issued through the Harbor Police. Please call 619-686-6570 for more information.
Boat Rentals and Public Docking: The Glorietta Bay Marina includes a recreational watercraft rental and public access dock that offers boat/vessel rentals, a sailing club and boating instruction. Year-round temporary public access at the dock is available from sunrise to sunset. For overnight docking, please contact the Glorietta Bay Marina Office at 619-435-5203.
Beach Access: There are a few small, sandy beaches where locals have been taking their boats for years to enjoy family picnics and other beach activities. From the bay, follow along the golf course shoreline and keep a look out for Ski Beach and Stingray Point. Another place for bayside beach access is along the shoreline behind the Silver Strand Elementary School near Lincoln Military housing.
Note: There is no motorized boat access on the ocean side of the island.