Coronado, California is just as sunny as the rest of this gorgeous, tail waggin’ state! This small city gets by with its two animal hospitals, as small to medium sized dogs and cats are the most popular pets around here.
A resort community, the many beaches here invite you to take your dog off leash as long as you are right there next to him enjoying the scenes yourself! The beaches surrounding the Naval Base feature on street parking with a healthy walk down to the sand. Be mindful of temperatures, as your dog’s paws could get hot quickly in the sand.
Both humans and canines are friendly and welcoming here. The beaches have fountains and hoses to wash all of the sand off of your dog, and there is a self-service dog wash just down the road where you can also pick up your best buddy’s favorite treats!
There are many dog-friendly dives here in town, such as the Bistro d’Asia, Island Pasta and Village Pizzeria. If you are craving something for your sweet tooth, the sweet shop Cupcakes and More offers outdoor seating and treats safe for your dog. If you are looking for the pawfect getaway, grab your towels and head to Coronado!
Central Coronado Beach is a beautiful water-locked neighborhood at the heard of Coronado, California. It is home to the Coronado Beach Dog Park where you can enjoy some safe, off-leash shenanigans with your pup all afternoon if you wish. Bring a sturdy Frisbee that can handle a day of chewing and chasing. Make sure you stock up on towels and water to keep dry and hydrated in between adventures. If a human beach is more your style, there is the Coronado Tidelands Park where you can splash your way through the day before heading to Café 1134 or McP’s Irish Pub and Grill, Coronado’s most popular dog-friendly restaurants.
Just a short drive south along the peninsula of Coronado, you will find Silver Strand. This neighborhood hosts the Silver Strand State Beach, where you and your dogs can have a barkin’ good time in the sun and surf. This beach can get crowded, so make sure you bring a retractable or two-handed leash for safety. Your dog will make quick friends in this visitor-friendly neighborhood defined by its love for the water. The only thing the town loves as much as the beach is the burgers at Burger Lounge, where you and your doggie entourage can enjoy great dive food together.
Barrio Logan, on the other side of the water and just a 30-minute drive into San Diego, is a beachfront place full of adventures for you and your canine companion. Heavily influenced by Mexican culture, this neighborhood is always full of family fun and outdoor festivals hosted in the neighborhood's green spaces. Bring plenty of snacks and water as you make your way to Cesar Chavez Park, or Chicano Park, both small areas where you can share a scenic stroll and enjoy all that this area has to offer. Salud! is the local dive bar with dog-friendly outdoor seating, so bring your appetite and expect not to go home hungry!
The eatery hub of the Coronado area, Coronado Island North makes its name by giving visitors with all manner of furry friends a place to eat whatever cuisine they are craving without worrying about where Fido is allowed to sit. Bring your good leash and your stretch pants, because this neighborhood is home to many restaurants such as Nicky Rottens, where you can grab burgers and quality craft drinks to satisfy even the hungriest traveler. You can also enjoy a sit-down environment outdoors with the menu at Candelas on the Bay. When you start to crave a cold tasty treat, head over to the MooTime Creamery for both people and doggie-friendly desserts!
Coronado Shores is a quiet place to get away from the tourists and traffic of the Coronado area. Your dog will appreciate a quiet morning walking along the beaches that stretch the length of this quaint but beautiful neighborhood. Bring on the laughter as your pup digs and sniffs his way through the sand, probably dragging you right behind him! If you want a park with walking trails to explore, Glorietta Park is just across the street for a snifftastic time in a well-kept green space. Residents of the area welcome dogs and their owners, so long as you don’t forget the waste bags!