Glorietta Bay Park & Beach

Discover all the reasons you’ll love visiting Glorietta Bay Park & Beach in Coronado. This serene and family-friendly beach and grassy park have a lot to offer.
Why you'll love this beach
Why you'll love this beach
Enjoy the Calm Waters and View of San Diego at Glorietta Bay Park & Beach
Glorietta Bay Beach
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Overview

Park and Beach from Above at Glorietta Bay Park and BeachLifeguard Tower and Beach at Glorietta Bay Park and Beach

Glorietta Bay Park is a city park owned and operated by Coronado. It has a small beach facing San Diego Bay with amazing views of the Coronado Bay Bridge.

Facing not only San Diego Bay but also Glorietta Bay, this beach is unusually protected for the San Diego area. This helps to make it a popular spot for families, swimmers and others who want a break from the strong waves and surf of the Pacific Ocean.

The relative serenity is immediately obvious when you arrive. There is only a gentle lapping of waves rather than the crashing you’ll hear at the major surf beaches. This helps make it a great place to simply relax by the water.

You’ll get some amazing views of the downtown San Diego skyline from the beach. It faces directly toward the city. Plus, with easy access to the beach town of Coronado Island, you’ll never be too far from the amenities you need.

This is a great spot whether you are visiting with your family or just seeking a calm beach for a relaxing day. When you are visiting San Diego, put Glorietta Bay Park & Beach on your to-do list.

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Things to Do

Bikes Allowed
Bikes Allowed
Kayaking
Kayaking
Paddle Boarding
Paddle Boarding
Running
Running
Sunbathing
Sunbathing
Surfing
Surfing

Reasons to Visit Glorietta Bay Park & Beach

Thanks to being both a city park and beach, Glorietta Bay offers a diverse array of activities. It is a wonderful place to spend a few hours or a full day.

Fun for Families

Glorietta Bay Park & Beach is an excellent beach for families. There is a playground right by the water. Additionally, the park has picnic tables and other amenities.

There are plenty of family-friendly activities. So, you can keep little ones entertained, even if they can’t manage a full day out on the sand. In the grassy areas, there are some trees offering natural shade.

Calm Waters

The beach is facing the San Diego Bay. Furthermore, it is tucked into Glorietta Bay in Coronado. In other words, this beach is very protected against the stronger currents of the ocean.

Local Tips
Picnic with a View
"Have a picnic at Glorietta Bay Park on a picnic table or setup a blanket on the well-maintained grassy area for a meal with a view of San Diego bay with the San Diego Skyline in the background."

It is a great place to swim or paddle in the shallows. Again, this helps make this beach a popular choice for families because parents don’t have to worry about kids struggling with big waves.

Watersports

The calm waters help make Glorietta Bay Park & Beach ideal for paddle boarding, kayaking, boating and more. Finding a beach that is good for these activities can be difficult in the San Diego area due to the strong surf from the Pacific.

Better yet, the Coronado Clubroom & Boathouse offers rentals and lessons for kayaking and paddle boarding. It is open seven days a week and offers very reasonable rates. It is located within the park.

Grassy Park

As mentioned above, this is both a city park and a beach. If you want to take a break from the sand, you only need to walk a short distance to the rear of the beach. The grassy park area is great for relaxing in the shade of the trees.

There are picnic benches on the grass and on the sand. Additionally, within the park is a paved bike path. It is a great area for running, biking, walking and other activities whenever you want a break from the beach.

Stay Nearby at Coronado Beach Resort

Coronado Beach Resort is a hidden gem on Coronado Island. It is only one mile away from Glorietta Bay Park & Beach. Guests will appreciate how spacious the rooms are, making this resort perfect for enjoying a trip of any length. The rooms and common areas feature a relaxed, beach-themed style with a little bit of old-world charm.

How to Get There & Parking

Free Parking
Free Parking
Lot Parking
Lot Parking
Neighborhood Parking
Neighborhood Parking
Street Parking
Street Parking

How to Find the Beach

If you are on I-5 heading southbound, exit onto the Coronado Bridge. Follow this until you can turn onto Orange Avenue. This eventually becomes Silver Strand Boulevard.

Heading northbound, exit onto Palm Avenue in South San Diego. Follow this until you reach the isthmus. Keep going north and the road will eventually reach the beach.

Parking at Glorietta Bay Park

The beach is located on the northside of Silver Strand Boulevard. Simply exit onto Strand Way and park along the street. There is free parking all along the road beside the beach; however, this is not very plentiful.

Across Silver Strand Boulevard is a large parking lot however it is a paid lot.

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Know Before You Go & Tips

Boardwalk
Boardwalk
Firepits
Firepits
Lifeguards
Lifeguards
No Alcohol
No Alcohol
No Dogs
No Dogs
No Glass Containers
No Glass Containers
No Smoking
No Smoking
Outdoor Showers
Outdoor Showers
Picnic Tables
Picnic Tables
Playground
Playground
Restrooms
Restrooms
Shade
Shade
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available

What You Should Know

Lifeguards

The beach is patrolled by lifeguards. However, unlike many other beaches in the area, they aren’t too busy due to the calm water.

Amenities

You will find showers and restrooms available at the clubhouse and in the park. For its small size, this is a very well-appointed beach.

Dog Policy

Dogs are not allowed on the beach. However, you can bring your furry friends into the park.

Fire Pits

There are several fire pits available outside the boathouse. These are a fun place to sit and relax in the evenings.

Naked Warrior

At the north end of the park is a locally-famous statue: The Naked Warrior. This celebrates Navy combat swimmers for being “first ashore.” There is a naval base just to the south of the park.

Glorietta Bay Park & Beach
is Known For:
Swimming
Swimming
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Boardwalk
Boardwalk
Lifeguards
Lifeguards
Restrooms Available
Restrooms Available
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available
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