Date of Stay: June, 2009
It is a very clean campground. Unfortunately there is no grass. There is a nice pool, jacuzzi, and a small store in office. We paid for more expensive site for large concrete pad. This place is NOT cheap. They had outdoor movie for the kiddos. My complaint would be that we were told it was OK to bring our golfcart, but than were scolded like children when we rode it, and told they are not allowed unless you are disabled. Be aware they have a camera up on a pole, watching you. The employee did come back and apologize stating that we are paying a lot of money to stay here, etc., and etc. It is a short walk under train tracks to the beach. Passing park with playground (which does have a few homeless residents). The trains are constantly passing by. But is amusing and a fun change of pace. My kids and I would make bets over what type of train was coming (freight or passenger) and how many cars were being pulled. There are concrete pads and gravel between sites with small palm trees. Overall: a clean park but too expensive for my taste considering I live in the area. But worth the money if you're having a hard time locating a near-beach campground that has any openings. This one is easier than most to get into on a whim.
Date of Stay: January, 2009
My family and I camp here at least 4 times a year. We are San Diego natives and Love Coronado. If parking lot concrete camping is what we get than we'll take it. I choose Silver Strand State park over Carlsbad or San Elijo state campgrounds ANYDAY. The one thing to be sure of when reserving is that you GET A BEACHFRONT SPOT. This makes a world of a difference at this campground. Coronado offers the must wonderful beaches with views. This is a tight fit parking lot style campground. The point is: you're out under your easy up on the sand or in the water and not at your camper. The beach allows offers whole sand dollars to find and other pretty shells. In the evening everyone rides their bikes around the giant oval campground surveying each others sites. There are a lot of bond fires and fire pits. It's definitely a people watching place. If you want to take a warm shower you have to ride your bike under the main road onto the San Diego Bay side - into the sailing club building which closes at 7pm and use your quarters. No the bathrooms are not clean - sand everywhere. It might be a tight concrete campground BUT the beaches make up for it therefore, I'll continue to camp here and each visit we'll drop by the Hotel Del Coronado