Our Coronado Beach South Island real estate spotlight highlights a San Diego neighborhood located within the beach community of Coronado.
Homes range from 1920s vintage to newer constructed. Easy access to beaches, San Diego Bay and the city of San Diego. A prominent neighborhood on Coronado Island featuring large estate homes. Close to the historic Hotel Del Coronado.
Don’t get confused with our past spotlight on the Coronado Shores condos. Here
This spotlight focuses on a different part of Coronado.
Coronado Beach South Island History
Originally, two separate islands existed: Coronado South Island and Coronado North Island. Over time, ocean currents deposited sediments connecting the two islands. Sediment also connected the two islands to the mainland. Currently, considered a peninsula. Yet, “Coronado Peninsula” never gained acceptance amongst locals.
The County of San Diego property tax bills officially calls this area “Coronado Beach South Island”.
The U.S. military occupied the other side of Coronado Island since 1917. Known as the “Naval Air Station North Island”.
Coronado Beach South Island Location
Just off the Coronado Bridge connecting the City of San Diego to Coronado Island.
Nearby neighborhoods include:
Coronado Beach South Island Real Estate Market
San Diego real estate agents describe the Coronado Beach South Island neighborhood as “quaint”, “charming”, “historic”, and “beautiful beaches”.
According to Redfin, the 2019 Coronado Beach South Island real estate market trends show:
- Median List Price of $2.15 million;
- Median List Square Foot Price = $987;
- Average Selling Price at 95.5% of the median list price;
- Average Down Payment of 49%;
- Number of Sold Homes = 23; and
- Median Sales Price Square Foot = $967.
Coronado Beach South Island Things to Do
Their Coronado Beach the most popular neighborhood beach.
Dr. Beach which rates the best beaches in America since 1989 using criteria of 50 factors such as sand softness, water temperature, public safety, and views.
In June of 2019, Dr. Beach awarded Coronado Beach as the 9th Best Beach in America.
Stretches for 1.5 miles with a very flat soft white sand because of the presence of mica giving the sand a silvery sheen. Perfect for walking and skim boarding. Popular with surfers, swimmers, beachcombers, and sunbathers. Families arrive early armed with coolers, beach towels, umbrellas, and picnic baskets and bask in the sun all day.
Coronado Beach offers:
- Lifeguards from 9 am to dusk with a lifeguard tower;
- Restrooms and showers;
- Fishing in front of the Hotel Del Coronado;
- Tide pools;
- A dog run at its north end;
- Fire rings; and
- Free parking.
Coronado Tidelands Park
The Tidelands Park located next to the Coronado Bridge entrance offers:
- A skate park;
- Sports fields; and a
- Sandy beach on San Diego Bay.
Its small beach lined with palm trees with a paved “Bayshore Bikeway” popular with bikers, walkers, and joggers. At its south end, sailboats tie up to offshore buoys and use dinghies to reach the beach.
Very popular with stand-up paddleboards and kayaks available to rent and the nearby Ferry Landing.
The park also provides a play area for children, picnic tables and restrooms. Free parking also available.
Actually, two beaches consist of Centennial Park. The popular park beach contains tall palm trees near the Ferry Landing. The second beach set away from the landing offers a quieter surrounding.
Hotel Del Coronado
Built in 1888, this historic Hotel Del Coronado remains a very popular site to visit by tourists and locals alike. Showcases a classic Victorian architecture with a peaked red roof which awes visitors and guests.
Dining at the Del provides seven dining experiences ranging from sea-to-table cuisines and their legendary Crown Room Brunch.
Coronado Local Farmers Market
Coronado Farmers Market only held on Tuesdays in the afternoon from 2:30 to 6 pm. Situated near the Ferry Landing parking lot. Considered the longest running farmer market in San Diego County. Vendors sell flowers, meats, fresh produce, crafts and more.
Coronado Dog Beach
The Coronado Dog Beach lives up to its name as dogs run freely. The only beach on Coronado Island allowing for off-leash.
However, dogs only allowed off leashes in a designated area with signs. You must keep your dog on a leash from the parking lot to the designated area.
Coronado Ferry Landing
The Coronado Ferry Landing sits next to a great shopping village offering boutique shops for both sexes, souvenirs, designer sunglasses, and more. Next to the ferry landing are rentals for bikes, stand-up paddle boards, and kayaks.
Lamb’s Players Theater
“The Village” movie theatre operating for over 65 years at the same location contains 3 theatres. Although a historic building, it offers 3D and other states of the art media.
Visit the Coronado Tourist Information site for more insight into these things to do. Here
Best Coronado Bars and Restaurants
Il Fornaio considered the best by many locals as the best restaurant. Authentic Italian cuisine for seafood and meat lovers along with vegan and vegetarian options.
The Tavern as the best bar by locals features casual attire and a great meeting spot. Craft beers and hearty food along with an outdoor patio area. Inside feels like a brick wall warehouse effect creates a down to earth atmosphere.
Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge offers contemporary American food. So popular with locals for its good food expect to wait for a table.
The Brigantine for fine seafood since 1969. Locals like the food and its friendly service. Their fish tacos win many awards. Famous for their freshly shucked oysters and marinated grilled swordfish. Meat lovers like their classic filet mignon.
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Coronado Beach South Island School
Only one school inside this neighborhood.
This Coronado Beach South Island real estate spotlight focuses on a small neighborhood on Coronado Island.
Local real estate agents describe this neighborhood as “charming”, “historic”, and “quaint”, with “beautiful beaches”.
Its close location to the Coronado Bridge allows easy access to San Diego and other beach communities.
This Coronado Beach South Island real estate market indicates a wealthy neighborhood with homes Median List Price of $2.15 million selling for a little over $2 million in 2019.
Things to do in the Coronado Beach South Island neighborhood includes:
- Beautiful beaches including the 9th best beach in America and a dog-friendly beach;
- Nice parks;
- Hotel Del Coronado for viewing classic Victorian architecture and fine dining;
- A weekly Farmer’s Market for fresh produce and more;
- Live theater and performing arts;
- A modern movie theater in a historic building; and
- Four eating and drinking establishments offering authentic Italian to fine seafood cuisines.
The only neighborhood school, Village Elementary, rated 8 Stars by a highly-regarded national school rating organization.
Thus, Coronado Beach South Island offers luxury living with access to beaches, fine cuisine, performing arts, fresh produce market, and near San Diego.
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Steven Rich, MBA – Guest Blogger
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