Longer days, warmer water temps, and the summer vibe makes me want to play in, on, under and over the water! Luckily we have plenty of H2O around here including San Diego Bay, Glorietta Bay, the Pacific and even our fabulous community pool! And we have lots of easily accessible ways to enjoy it beyond splashing in the waves. These are my favorite water activities on Coronado. (Also be sure to check out the list of the fun water camps and activities provided by the Community Center here and check my blog for my favorite water activities off Island coming soon!)
- Stand Up Paddle Surf. We have a variety of options for enjoying this sport. For a smooth, more stable ride almost any time of day you can rent a board from Seaforth Boat Rental and paddle around Glorietta Bay for about $25/hour. www.seaforthboatrental.com | 619.437.1514 For a little more of a challenge, you can try paddling on the ocean. Mornings are usually smooth and peaceful and you can often see dolphins swimming near you. As the day goes on the waves pick up making it more challenging to keep your balance, but still a lot of fun. Once you get comfortable on the board you can try catching a wave and surf it in! Rent a board, take a lesson or even try SUP Yoga from Vikki at SUP Coronado www.supcoronado.com | 619.888.7686.
- Ride the Waves. Surfing the quintessential beach sport. Let Coronado Surfing Academy teach you how to hang ten – or just stand up! – on our gentle waves that are perfect for beginners. Starting at $50 for 1.5 hrs. www.coronadosurfing.com. Or rent a boogie board from the Del and ride some waves on your belly!
- Boating. One of my very favorite ways to spend a summer day is on a boat. Sail, wakeboard, fish, or just putt-putt around San Diego Bay to see the Coronado-Bay Bridge, the USS Midway, downtown, North Island Naval Base and plenty of sea life from a whole new perspective. Dock at Peohe’s, Bali Hai, or Anthony’s for a yummy lunch and beverage break. From $110/1 hr. If you don’t mind getting wet on your tour of the Bay, rent a wave runner instead! $90/1 hr. www.seaforthboatrental.com/index.php/coronado.html
- Play in the Pool. When I don’t want to get salty and sandy, I love a cool dip in the pool. Most of our Island resorts allow day guests to use their pools or you can make a splash at our beautiful community pool that has a fun kids area, lap lanes, and even diving boards! (Remember those?) At least once a summer I go jump off the diving boards for a fun throwback to my childhood summers. 1845 Strand Way | Website
- Kayak. Full Disclosure: I haven’t actually done this yet, but it’s on my list of things to try this summer on Coronado! Kayak by day then paddle into the night under the full moon for a beautiful nighttime adventure on the water. Rent a kayak from the Coronado Boathouse and hit the water for a night-time voyage followed by a bonfire and marshmallow roast on the sand! Full Moons this summer are June 12, July 12 and August 10 | Paddle 8:30-9:30 | Bonfire 9:30 | $5 plus vessel rental | 1985 Strand Way | 619.522.2655
Alisa Kerr is a Coronado fan, resident, business owner, IBC member, Jr. Woman’s Club member, Beach Babe member, and more. Since 2002 she has made it her hobby to explore, enjoy, and share all of the amazing things the Island has to offer. Alisa is a local attorney whose firm, Kerr Law, takes pride in serving and supporting Coronado’s small businesses and residents.