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Parks and Beaches

Coronado has many beautiful parks and beaches.  Click on each park name below for location and pictures.  Our beach guide denotes each location and available amenities.


Coronado's beach is open from 6 a.m. to sunset for limited active and passive use, including sunbathing and relaxing with towels and chairs with members of your household unit. Group activities at the beach are not allowed. The City asks the community to heed social distancing and sanitation measures when at the beach.

The Port of San Diego has reopened San Diego Bay for recreational water sports. The reopening of the beach and bay was the first phase of a coordinated, multi-phase reopening plan by the City, other coastal cities, and state and regional agencies. City parks also have reopened to individuals sitting or eating or members of the same household group gathering for a picnic or sports. The City will be monitoring parks for compliance. Face masks are required if you are within 6 feet of others in a public setting.

The City of Coronado Facility Rentals Team is currently accepting applications for park and beach permits for wedding ceremonies and celebration of life events with 50 or fewer participants. Permits are required for a guest count of 25 or more. Parties of any size must get permitted if equipment or décor is being used. Please call the Coronado rentals at (619) 522-2641 or email for permitting questions. Our parks guide has additional information regarding permits, dogs, restroom facilities, and playgrounds.

Permitting Available Cannot be Permitted
Bayview Park
Bandel Park
Centennial Park
Bay Circle Park
Coronado Cays Park
Cronan Park
Glorietta Bay Park
Glenn Curtiss Park
Mathewson Park
Glorietta Bay Promenade
North Cays Park
Harborview Park
Spreckels Park
Pendleton Park
Star Park
Rotary Park

Sunset Park
Vetter Park
Central Beach
Vista Del Barco Park
North Beach

South Beach

Permits and questions regarding Tidelands Park (non-athletic fields) and Grand Caribe Shoreline Park are fielded through the San Diego Port District.  Please call (619) 725-6001.

Beaches and Centennial Park Permits

All private events held on Coronado Beach that involve the use of any non-standard beach-related equipment require a use permit, regardless of the number of people attending.  Equipment is defined as any item or appurtenance used to define a site or event or to facilitate a private gathering of people including but not limited to: chairs, tables, canopies, arches or arbors, stanchions, decorations, containers, podiums, audio systems, tents, umbrellas, aisle runners or floor coverings, flags, streamers, stages, fencing, and the like.  Excluded from the definition of "equipment" is any item or appurtenance that is commonly understood as traditional beach gear of an individual, family or small group of persons for a typical day at the beach such as beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, coolers, small pop-up canopies and game equipment.  

We do not issue permits for Central Beach on Saturday and Sunday from May 1st through September 30th.  We do not issue permits anywhere during major holidays or holiday weekends.  The information packet and application are below.

Athletic Field Permits

All organized athletic events held in City parks or on Tidelands athletic fields must obtain a permit.  The information packet and application are below.

Athletic Field Use and Allocation Policy
Tidelands Athletic Field Use - MOU

Field Application and Agreement (right-click and Save Link As to your computer before completing and submitting; open with Adobe Reader)

Beach Fire Rings

In its commitment to maintaining Coronado's pristine public beach and to ensure that it remains an affordable and accessible attraction for everyone, the City's policy regarding fires on the public beach include:

  • Limiting fire materials to charcoal and clean wood, which is consistent with San Diego County Air Pollution Control District restrictions;
  • Restricting fire materials to a height of 12 inches above the upper edge of the fire ring or container; and
  • Requiring fire materials to be contained inside the fire ring or container.

Fire RingFire ring sign

For more information about fire rings and fires on the beach, please review the Fires on the Beach handout.  To report a problem at the beach fire rings or near any fires on the beach, please call the Police Department non-emergency line at (619) 522-7350.  For an actual emergency, dial 911.


Contact Us

Community Center

1845 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118

Phone: (619) 522-7342
Fax: (619) 522-7870

Park and Beach Rentals Team


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