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Coronado Tidelands Park

Tree-shaded Tidelands Park, on the bay side of Coronado Island, has multiple paths and recreational fields, a little beach where you can launch small watercraft, and a partially accessible playground. To the north is the Ferry Landing Marketplace, an outdoor mall with palm-tree-lined walkways. Fishing is allowed at the ferry landing. On the short ferry ride between Coronado and the mainland you might see otters, brown pelicans, and sea lions. A one-mile shoreline promenade travels north from Tidelands Park to the small Centennial Park, which has grassy knolls and a rose garden. 

Trail/Pathway Details


Trailhead: North end: First and Orange Streets. South end: Foot of Mullinix Drive.

Length: 1-2 total miles

Typical Width: 4 ft. & above

Typical Grade: Level

Terrain: Hard


From Centennial Park, just north of the Ferry Landing Marketplace, a shoreline promenade extends about a mile to Tidelands Park. The promenade, well-maintained and well-lit at night, is popular with bicyclists and dog walkers. Traveling along it you will see sweeping views of downtown San Diego and the arched 2.3-mile Coronado Bridge. Immediately past the Marriott Resort is Tidelands Park, which has accessible pathways winding throughout its 22 acres. At the south end of the park, the promenade passes under Coronado Bridge, then narrows to a bike/pedestrian path and turns inland, traveling alongside Coronado Golf Course. Eucalyptus trees provide shade, and high fences offer protection from stray golf balls. The path ends .25 mile farther at Glorietta Boulevard. Plans call for it to link to the seven-mile bicycle and pedestrian path between Silver Strand and Imperial Beach, but for now if you want to continue to the Silver Strand Bikeway you must cross busy Glorietta Boulevard (no traffic controls), then take the broad sidewalk west for about a mile, with the golf course on your left and beautiful old homes on your right, to the trail’s entrance at the intersection of Glorietta and Pomona (just before the Hotel del Coronado). 

Accessibility Details

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.

Accessible Parking: Yes

Tidelands lots are off Mullinix Drive and Third Street. A free city lot is on both sides of Ferry Landing Marketplace at First and Orange Streets.

Accessible Restroom: Yes

At Tidelands Park picnic area and baseball field, and by each parking area at Ferry Landing Marketplace

Accessible Picnic Tables: No

Tables at Tidelands Park are on a concrete pad with a five-inch rise.

Other Things of Interest

San Diego Harbor Excursion operates a ferry between downtown San Diego and Coronado. Tickets are available at Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego and at Ferry Landing Marketplace on Coronado; (619) 234-4111. The ramp may be steep, depending on the tide level, especially in winter. Staff will provide assistance.  
Lawn at Tidelands Park
Lawn at Tidelands Park (Joe Garrett)

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  • bicycling
  • swimming

Additional Information

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Managing Agency: Unified Port of San Diego
Address: Glorietta Blvd. and Mullinix Dr.
Phone: (619) 686-6200
Hours: 6 am-10:30 pm
Fees: None
Dogs: On leash
Public Transportation: San Diego Metro Transit System
Reviewed by Bonnie Lewkowicz, September 26, 2008
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