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The Ultimate Guide to Parking in Coronado

Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Navigating any new destination can be challenging. Especially as you try to figure out where to park. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! 

We want to make your entire Coronado experience as enjoyable as possible. This includes learning the shortcuts to parking on the island.

So, on that note, here’s the ultimate guide to parking in Coronado.

Free Parking

Near the Beach

Most travelers head straight to the beach first. There is free parking along Ocean Boulevard, which puts you next to the Coronado Central beach. This fills quickly, especially during the summer.

If you find the parking to be full already, we recommend scouting out the residential areas. Residential parking is allowed on the majority of streets in Coronado. This also eliminates the need to move the car every two hours, needed when you park on Orange Ave.

Near Orange Avenue

Parking on Orange Avenue is metered. If you’re short quarters, the best option is to explore the residential area again. The lettered streets will most likely be your best bet. Oftentimes, you will find free parking 1-2 blocks away from Orange Avenue. This is north of 10th Avenue, West of D Street and East of C Street. Be mindful of churches and schools as they often have specific parking regulations. Any rules should be made clear by signs. 

If you head farther south toward the strand, you can find free street parking along Silver Strand Blvd. The free parking starts passed Avenida Del Sol.

When Meters are Free: Unless otherwise noted, metered parking is free each Sunday and on holidays. 

RV Note: If you have an RV less than 24 ft. in length, you are able to park on the residential streets for no more than 72 hours. That being said, you cannot use the RV as a residence during that time.

Paid Parking

Orange Avenue

Either side of Orange Avenue has metered parking. The cost is 25¢ per hour. Both the Walgreens and Vons on Orange Avenue provide paid parking options as well. 

Ferry Landing

If you’re headed to the Ferry Landing, they have a paid parking option at the entrance to LOT 3. The first 15 minutes are completely free, extended to an hour free with validation. The second hour is $1, with a $1 charge every 15 minutes following that. The day rate is $30.

The Ultimate Free Parking Option

All of our guests at the Coronado Inn enjoy free parking! Since the entire island of Coronado is walkable, you can easily park the car and explore the island by foot. Leave your car in favor of walking or biking. 

Walking Times:

  • Ferry Landing Marketplace – 7 minute stroll;
  • Orange Avenue – 23 minute jaunt;
  • Coronado Beach – 30 minute walk.

In addition we will be offering bike rentals in the near future. Now, the island will be more accessible than ever.

Biking Times:

  • Ferry Landing Marketplace – 3 minutes;
  • Orange Avenue – 8 minutes;
  • Coronado Beach – 10 minutes. 

So for your Coronado adventure, choose the Coronado Inn. Located in the heart of the island, we provide easy access to all of your favorite activities. Here you never have to sacrifice quality for affordability. As the budget accommodation of choice, we still provide a top-notch guest experience. From a free continental breakfast to a pool to free WIFI, we pride ourselves on being a memorable part of your Coronado vacation.