Lauren Ash Donoho
Director of Public Relations
Hotel del Coronado
CORONADO NAMED AMONG AMERICA’S TOP 10 BEACHES
Coronado, CA — Soft sand under your feet, a touch of salt in the air, and the sound of pounding surf are what the best beaches in the U.S. are all about. Los Angeles Times announced “Dr. Beach’s” annual picks for America’s best beaches in May 2009, and Coronado was named No. 4. "Dr. Beach" — also known as Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research —- uses 50 criteria in selecting the best beaches, including water and sand quality, facilities and environmental management.
Additional beaches in the top 10 include: Hanalei Beach in Kauai, HI; Siesta Beach in Sarasota, FL; Coopers Beach in Southampton, NY; Hamoa Beach in Maui, HI; Main Beach in East Hampton, NY; Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks, NC; Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, FL; Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod, MA; and Beachwalker Park in Kiawah Island, SC.
Coronado’s 18 miles of expansive white sand and endless sunshine make it the perfect spot for adventures for all ages. The sprawling shoreline is great for jogging or walking along the Pacific. Coronado’s generally small waves are perfect for learning to surf or boogie board. And the Coronado bike trail, which runs along Glorietta Bay and the beachfront walk, is safe, easy to navigate and beautiful year-round.
The Hotel del Coronado, the Victorian masterpiece that is the centerpiece of Coronado Island, takes full advantage of its breathtaking oceanfront location. Surfing classes and beach rentals are available year-round. Bikes for all ages, surreys and deuce coupes are also available for rent. The Recreation Department offers the Coronado on Wheels Bike Tour, a two-hour guided tour of historic Coronado. The Del’s fitness instructors teach fun classes such as core strengthening, total body conditioning and yoga. And, Kidtopia camp includes bonfires, s’mores roasts, seashore scavenger hunts, sandcastle competitions, beachfront kite flying and more. With all of these great activities in a spectacular setting, it’s no wonder that families return year after year to play at The Del.
For information and reservations, contact the Hotel del Coronado at 800-HOTEL DEL or www.hoteldel.com.
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages seven time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities, including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy, and genuine in service. The KSL Resorts are:
Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, CA)
Beach Village at The Del (San Diego, CA)
La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, CA)
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, CA)
Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, CO)
Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, TX)
The Homestead (Hot Springs, VA)
For more information, call 1-866-KSL-7727 or visit KSLResorts.com.