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Beach Lifeguards

Lifeguard staff
The Coronado Fire Department and Lifeguard Services are dedicated to providing the community with safe beaches. As part of fulfilling that mission, Coronado Lifeguard staff are certified by the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) as an "Advanced Lifeguard Agency" in national training and equipment standards. In addition, the following tips are provided to make your day at the Beach safe and carefree.

Normal operating hours are from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m., with lifeguards on duty from 8 a.m. to sunset. Please find more information about beach amenities, resources and regulations below.

Helpful Numbers

Emergencies: 911
Lifeguards: 619-522-7346
Fire Services: 619-522-7374
Coronado Police: 619-522-7350


Warning Flags (see Beach Warning Flags)

•    Low Hazard/Small Surf
•    Medium Hazard, Moderate Surf and Currents
•    High Hazard, Rough Conditions, Strong Surf and Currents
•    Water Closed to Public Use
•    Stingrays, Jellyfish or Other Marine Dangers
•    Swimming Only, Surfboards Prohibited
•    Surfing Only, Swimming Prohibited
These flags alert swimmers to possible swimming dangers, such as rip currents.

Glorietta Bay: Starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing every weekend until the second weekend in June - Lifeguards are on duty from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Starting the second weekend in June until Labor Day - Lifeguards are on duty every day from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.


Check out the latest tide times and charts here.

Beach Fires

Beach Fires are permitted ONLY when confined to a ring container. Extinguish fires when leaving and do not dump coals into the sand. NO PALLETTS. More information available here.

SS Monte Carlo

Learn more about the famous shipwreck buried on Coronado Beach! Click here.


For water quality or beach closure information, visit


Parents are reminded that children require constant supervision at the beach. Lifeguards suggest that parents dress their children in brightly colored clothing and memorize what they are wearing before arriving at the beach. City officials also recommend that parents keep recent photos of their children with them at all times, in case they are separated. An easy way to do this is by taking a family photo with your cellphone at the start your visit to the beach. Families should also select a landmark, such as a lifeguard tower, to serve as a meeting point if anyone gets separated during the day. In addition, children should know that lifeguards are "safe strangers," who are there to help. Make sure children are able to give their name, the name of a parent and their phone number to a lifeguard if they are lost. Finally, it is advised that parents discourage children from digging large holes or tunnels on the beach (sand can collapse quickly) and to never send a child into a public restroom alone.


Related Pages

Beach Map


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