March San Diego Corgi Meetup - Coronado Dog Beach

We're going to Coronado Dog Beach! Rated the nation's best beach by Dr. Beach in part because "like a Hollywood star, Coronado's 1.5 mile-long beach literally sparkles, thanks to the mineral mica glinting in its sand".

Coronado beach is also one of the top ten beaches in the world per Yahoo Travel, and the northern most portion, next to the Naval Air Station, is a dog paradise.  It's a wide, sandy beach with shallow surf (perfect for shorter legs) and views from the Hotel del Coronado to Point Loma. It's also THE place to bring your dog surfing and many dogs take lessons here from the Coronado Surfing Academy.  Our corgis seem to prefer the simpler pleasures of body surfing and running gleefully with the pack.  Who can blame them? If you're a corgi, this is THE place to be seen,  and it's one of our groups favorite locations.

Near the entrance is a water fountain for dogs and people, with a hose to use as a shower to rinse off your dog and your feet before getting back in the car.  A little further down is a public bathroom and there are plenty of scoop bags and trash cans all along the path and beach.

WHAT TO BRING: BRING water. Consider bringing beach chairs, towels, sunscreen, drinks, umbrellas and some type of shade for your dogs (if it's warm), as they can overheat quickly. It's a long walk in the sand to the off-leash area, so you may want to wheel-in your gear.

DIRECTIONS: From I5, exit onto CA-75S toward Coronado. Turn Left at Orange Ave. Turn Right at Isabella Ave. Turn Right on Ocean BLVD. The beach entrance is at the end of Ocean BLVD. Park on the street. The little grassy area right across from the beach is OFF-LIMITS and people walking dogs on that grass are frequently ticketed. So go around! Also keep your pups on leash until you reach the beach, or you may be looking at a $500 fine!!!

SEE MAP Click here for larger map.

RAIN WILL CANCEL this Meetup

Join us to experience the best our San Diego beaches have to offer our beloved tail-wagging (well, some of us have tails!) beach bums.

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  • Ingrid O.

    Excellent! We had a BLAST!

    March 25, 2013

  • CUDDLES-N-DENA

    Beach meet ups are oh so much fun.After Cuddles-n-I had lunch at the pub with some of the group in Coronado we went to Imperial Beach and I put Cuddles Can out and Cuddles did her ball trick in front of more beach goers but this time Cuddles did it for donations.I haven't counted the $$ yet but whatever Cuddles got will be donated to the Paws event tomorrow...''CORGIS RULE''

    3 · March 23, 2013

    • Liz R.

      that's cool!!

      March 24, 2013

  • Liz R.

    I always love our meetups at the beach! Thank you to whoever fixed my pictures! I am computer challenged! LOL :)

    March 24, 2013

  • Maxine & J.

    Had a great time at the beach meeting new members and their pups. Perfect day for a meetup.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Darlene

    It was great to see so many and different corgis.

    March 23, 2013

  • Rebecca M.

    Here's a short video from the meetup:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Colette & T.

    Corgibunga! I counted 53 corgis. Not an easy task. Thanks to all the corgis because they really know how to rock a beach Meetup. Thanks to all their chauffeurs too! I think we had a Meetup first: tricolors outnumbered red and whites. And it was wonderful to see so many new members experience the loud, utter joy of a large pack of FRAPing corgum!

    5 · March 23, 2013

    • Liz R.

      I noticed that too!!! All the tri-colors!!

      March 23, 2013

  • Dayna K.

    awesome meet! butters and I had lots of fun and definitely enjoying the pictures!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Rebecca M.

    We had a total blast! Love the beach meetups!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Joyce Ralston P.

    Went to the wrong beach!! LOL Met up with the corgis at the right beach as they were finishing up, but Cary Grant said "Let's go to McP's and have lunch with my new friends". So we did!! Enjoyed it very much and Cary had a ball. First time in the Pacific Ocean (even if it was Ocean Beach Dog Beach) and first time at a resturant with dog friends. But he wants to ride up in his sidecar next time and impress the corgi lady friends!!!

    March 23, 2013

  • Vanessa G.

    Love this meetup! Butters had a blast but she is scared of waves lol other than that we all had a great time!

    March 23, 2013

  • Samantha and C.

    We had so much fun! Can't wait to see you all again soon!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Ami J.

    Sambas first and definitely not last! Chili beans had fun!

    March 23, 2013

  • Arlene K.

    Sorry wont be able to attend, darn work!! But will definitely try and make the April Meet up! The events look like so much fun, I am sure Buster would love these!!

    March 23, 2013

  • Joyce Ralston P.

    Hope we can get the handicap parking. My husband can't walk very far and we have a chair for him to watch Cary.

    March 22, 2013

    • Colette & T.

      Please note it's a bit of a hike to the beach in sand and NOT handicap friendly. I know because I've done it on crutches. You really cant see from the road. See my map. Maybe u could consider joining us for lunch at McP's Pub at noonish instead?

      March 23, 2013

  • Stephenie C.

    Edwina and Sammy will be happy to add to the chaos. Can we lunch at the Hotel with the kids afterwards?

    March 7, 2013

    • Robin E.

      I'm in :)

      March 8, 2013

    • Jeff G.

      If there is Guinness there we are likely to follow

      March 22, 2013

  • Jeff G.

    This is Dukes first meetup although he lives at the beach and go's a couple times a week, it is us who are inamored with the Corgi life style who are looking forward to seeing other members of the planet Corg all on one beach at the same time!

    March 22, 2013

  • Debra

    Bringing 3 Corgis, one is a fluffy

    March 22, 2013

  • Armita

    Nike would love to go, however she's still a pup and isn't old enough for her rabies shot yet, so I'm hesitant about any meet-ups for the next month or so :(

    March 17, 2013

    • Colette & T.

      That's just being a responsible owner! See you both when Nike's protected.

      March 22, 2013

  • Ingrid O.

    Are we still meeting at some pub in Coronado after the beach romp or am I getting the Meetup mixed up?

    March 20, 2013

    • Colette & T.

      McP's Irish Pub & Grill, 12ish. 1107 Orange Ave, Coronado, 92118. Huge dog friendly outdoor patio. Looks like there will be only a few of us, so I didn't make it as a separate Meetup. Everyone is invited. website: http://mcpspub.com­

      1 · March 20, 2013

    • Ingrid O.

      Great, thanks Colette

      March 20, 2013

  • Jennifer O.

    Unfortunately I'll be out of town - Jethro will be so sad - he loves the beach!!!!!

    March 18, 2013

  • Ami J.

    Yay!!!

    March 17, 2013

  • Darlene

    yes, Riley will be there on Mar 23. Looking forward for his very 1st meeting.

    March 16, 2013

  • Maureen B.

    This will be our first beach event with Lia. Sounds like great fun!

    March 15, 2013

  • Maureen B.

    Lia, David and I will be there.

    March 15, 2013

  • nora a.

    Sunshine is first time in Coronado beach. We are excited to bring her there!

    March 15, 2013

  • Carolyn Bowhay W.

    Can't wait for Wilbur's first adventure to the beach!

    March 15, 2013

  • Catie G.

    So excited! Bandit loves the beach!

    March 11, 2013

  • Candy

    Can't wait. So much fun at Rancho Bernardo.

    March 11, 2013

  • Arlene K.

    Can't wait for a beach day with a bunch of Corgi's...Buster will be so excited

    March 11, 2013

  • Bonnie G.

    Check out this video of a Corgi puppy discovering a mirror:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/txblack...­

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Bonnie G.

    Count on Mocha and I to join the eating fest at the pub....

    March 9, 2013

  • Samantha and C.

    I hope you all will be there a while! Clementine has her puppy training class from 10-11 but we will be there afterward!

    March 8, 2013

  • Jan D.

    Hopefully Enzo and Gracie will be there; along with Devin and me. Jan

    March 7, 2013

  • CUDDLES-N-DENA

    YIPPEE!!! A beach meet up...

    March 6, 2013

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