A Shore Thing: Coronado Named #2 Best Beach in America by Dr. Beach

The doctor is in and his prognosis is just beachy!

Dr. Beach, aka Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, has announced Coronado Beach is the #2 Best Beach in the USA!

Each year Dr. Beach visits America’s finest stretches of sand and rates them based on a long list of criteria including sand softness, water quality, waves, weather, facilities and crowds. It’s no surprise that San Diego’s beaut of a beach (and my personal favorite!) on the enchanted isle of Coronado scored high marks, as it did on a number of recent top 10 beaches lists.

According to the famous sand specialist, “Coronado Beach is the toast of Southern California; it is a veritable oasis by the sea, measuring hundreds of yards wide.  With its lush subtropical vegetation, unique Mediterranean climate, and fine sparkling sand, beach-goers flock to this beach for great ship watching and the summer’s mild surf.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Dr. Beach’s news made headlines across the country, from ABC and CNN to USA Today.

Speaking of sandy sound bites, Sherman’s Travel called Coronado Beach (which nabbed the #4 spot in their Top 10 Beaches for Families) “a prime spot for fun-seeking families looking to boogie board, surf, and swim – all just a bridge or ferry ride away from downtown San Diego.”

All this talk of beaches is making me want to play hooky, slather on the sunblock and head to Coronado… See you in the surf!

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About Robert Arends

I’m a native San Diegan and man of many hats: PR, roadside America traveler/backyard tourist (especially our mountains and Anza-Borrego Desert), photographer (motto: capture the moment!), music fan, sci-fi buff, tiki collector and constant gardener. What would you do on your ideal San Diego day? I would spend the day snorkeling in La Jolla Cove. It’s like swimming in a huge aquarium – Garibaldi fish, lobsters, sea lions, oh my! If you were invisible, where would you go? I’d go surfing in Coronado. I’ve never surfed, but have always wanted to. If I was invisible no one would see me fall (again and again! – LOL). What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity? Walking the Prado in Balboa Park; feels like I’m in Spain. The architecture is amazing!  I also enjoy hiking Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to see the annual wildflowers and exploring the tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument. Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine? Linguine and red wine (wine list, please!), with tableside views of San Diego Bay. Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are… Magic Man: Paris, Bear Hands: Giants, Capital Cities: I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo, Man Man: Head On, London Grammar: Nightcall (Freemasons Remix). Follow Robert on Twitter @groovestar

5 thoughts on “A Shore Thing: Coronado Named #2 Best Beach in America by Dr. Beach

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  2. Blacks beach ! without all the naked people would be the most gorgeous beach and waves.

  3. Definitely, Torey Pines’ cliffs-meet-the-sea setting is pretty spectacular – good call! And OB is WAY cool too with its bohemian, surfer vibe!

  4. Coronado is beatiful. But Ocean Beach and Torrey Pines are the even better !

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