100% love it
Beautiful wide beaches
Though there is no "gay" beach on Coronado, you can still feel comfortable tanning in a speedo or holding your partner's hand. The beach near the Coronado Hotel is especially fun, and you can walk directly from the sand to the shopping/food areas of the hotel.
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    • fitandsolid
      fitandsolid Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Not gay, but the best "beach"
      It's touristy, and everyone wants to see where Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe frolicked in "Some Like It Hot", but Coronado beach also has the most expansive sand and beautiful waves, with rows and rows of sunbathers not even coming close to covering every available spot (as they often do with ease in narrower sand stretches at popular sunbathing spots like Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Silver Strand state beach down south). The Hotel Del Coronado provides a great backdrop as well, and just spending the day in Coronado gives the feel of taking a vacation somewhere else without really leaving the city. You can drive over the majestic bridge or take a relaxing ferry followed by a taxi to the beach. It's the most picture-perfect-postcard beach in San Diego, though not a particularly gay area.

    • slimrfun
      slimrfun Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best day of our trip
      Take the ferry from the broadway pier, only $2.50 (skip the $60 dinner cruise). Rent a bike at the Coronado ferry landing shopping center (dont forget the lock and map). Ride through the gorgeous residential streets, past jaw dropping houses, to coronado beach (save the bike path for the return ride). We started from the forces base and went south for about 3/4 mile. Sunbathed and bodysurfed the 4' chop in just a speedo (watch out for that nasty undertow/riptide). The locals where on boards in dry suits or jogging on the beach with a jacket on. 64f was cold for them, just right for us 'northern boys' that left the snow behind. Time your return so that you get the bike back before they close, have a sunset dinner at the coronado pier, then ride the ferry back in the dark with the city lights lighting up the ferry ride and your sweatheart in your arms.

    • getme2thegym
      getme2thegym Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Lots of beach to share
      Love Coronado Island--spend the day here! Wide beaches, south-facing beaches and cool crowd. Mostly families and very gay-friendly. Parking isn't always easy, but it's workth the drive.