Years ago, when I first considered moving to Southern California from Houston, I used to stay with friends at the Coronado Shores on Coronado–which sat just across the bay from downtown San Diego.
My friends’ Coronado Shores condo didn’t overlook the San Diego skyline (which it might have done had it been across the hall); rather, it overlooked the Pacific Ocean and the glorious beach below.
These Coronado high rises reminded me of the oceanfront complexes in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, where my parents lived at the time.
Just as with the Pompano Beach Club, I loved the secure and guarded entry, the lovely lobby, and the elevator which whipped us up to one of the upper floors. I loved stepping into the unit and never tired of seeing the immediate eye-popping view of San Diegp’s blue ocean out the balcony sliding glass door.
I loved these high rise buildings in Coronado years ago, and still do today.
The Coronado Shores complex stands adjacent to and just south of the famed Hotel del Coronado. It is an oceanfront enclave of ten 15-story high rise condominium buildings. just across the bay from downtown San Diego Each building is run by its own association, and has its own common areas and recreation facilities.
Built in the 1960s and 1970s, the Shores are highly desired because of the views they offer and their exquisite location at one of the finest beaches in the world. It is also difficult to imagine that luxury high rises such as these could be built along any San Diego beach today.
And that is why the Coronado Shores remain such a treasure within the San Diego real estate market today.
Each high rise has its own personality and name:
Prices for condominiums at the Coronado Shores vary depending upon size, view and amenities, but as of this writing start at around $765,000 for a one bedroom unit and go all the way up to $3.3 million for a 1400+ square foot ocean view corner penthouse unit with to-die-for ocean views.
Homeowner fees for the Coronado Shores will depend upon the building and its association, but will generally include cable/TV services, common area maintenance, exterior building maintenance, security, hot water, insurance, sewer, trash pick up , water and gated grounds. They will generally range from $450 to 790 per month, depending upon unit size, location and tower. Listed below are certain Coronado Shores condos currently listed for sale:
Stunning & desirable corner residence surrounded by sweeping views of the San Diego Bay & Skyline! Designed & fully remodeled to be the ideal Coronado retreat located in La Princesa tower. Gorgeous kitchen with quartz, stone backsplash, s/s appliances. Walls of glass in living area open to enjoy the picture-perfect water views & coastal breezes. Spacious floorplan features 2 BR/2 BA w/ water views from every room. Luxury amenities incl 4 pools/spas, tennis courts, fitness center, clubhouse, 24 hr security Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,, Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
One of the most spectacular oceanfront units available at The Shores. This large one-bedroom home has been completely remodeled with the finest finishes; this unit boasts gorgeous hardwood flooring, quartz counter tops, European style kitchen, white gloss cabinetry, LED lighting throughout, as well as solid wood doors, white Carrara marble in the bathroom, and top of the line appliances. Offered furnished with more than 1,100 square feet of stunning living space, this unit is ultimate oceanfront living. Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Frontage: Open Space
Highly desirable split floor plan that offers 2 private suites. Stunning panoramic views of the San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, Coronado Golf Course, San Diego Bay. Amenities at The Shores include, 8 tennis courts, 4 oceanfront pools, spa, gym, club house, 24 hour security and the proximity to Coronado Beach, Shops and Restaurants. With endless possibilities, this is the perfect canvas for you to build your dream home. Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Available, Sewer Connected Topography: LL
Unique opportunity to purchase two adjacent units with a great living layout. With bedrooms on opposite ends, buyer can enlarge master, create a fourth bedroom, or have 2 separate living room areas. Buyer can also gain ample space by enclosing all terrace areas.The units have great natural light throughout the day. Endless remodel options to make it yoiur dream home. See current hand possible future floorplan in pictures to get some ideas. [Supplement]: Known as one of the best buildings at the Shores, Las Palmas is in the middle of 2 large pools and within walking distance of the tennis courts. Amenities include pool & spa, clubhouse, exercise room, tennis courts, beach access, gated community and security guard. Pets are limited to 35 lb. in Las Palmas. It's all a short walk to the historic Hotel Del Coronado, the Coronado community center, yacht club, and golf course.
Shores~Las Palmas. Breathtaking Bay & Skyline views from every room along w/ stunning interior amenities! Approx 1,215 sqft this spacious 2BR split floor plan offers dual suites & plenty of upgrades! Designer kitchen w/unique tear drop island opens to dining area, sitting room & living room with custom builtins! Stackable laundry & large walk in closets. Selling fully furnished so just come & enjoy vacation style living at the beach; offers 4 pools, clubhouse, gym & tennis! Quick walk to shops & dining. Cooling: Swamp Cooler(s) Equipment: Dryer, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,
A spectacular panoramic view from the 14th floor of this one bedroom, one bathroom unit in La Playa tower at The Shores. An open floor plan allows you to enjoy breathtaking views of San Diego Bay, the Coronado Bridge, Golf Course, Marina, and a peak of the iconic Hotel Del. Wake up to glowing sunrises, and sparkling city nights, along with all the amenities The Shores provides: 4 oceanfront pools, 8 tennis courts, spa, gym, clubhouse. Walk to shops and restaurants. Equipment: Dryer, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Public Sewer Topography: LL
Oceanfront living at it's finest! As you enter you are drawn to the incredible views of the Ocean. Michael Roy designed and wall to wall complete remodel to include spacious bedroom and luxurious bathroom including full size stackable washer and dryer as well as separate 1/2bath. Quartz countertops and custom made alder cabinetry throughout. Designer kitchen with Bosch appliances. Attention to detail in every way! Ocean Views await and invite you from every room. Open floor plan with ample storage. Complex Features: ,,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
New listing!! See and hear the surf from this two bedroom, two bath property. Perched above the sandy beach, this Coronado Shores property also provides outstanding bay and bridge views. An ideal location and floor height. The best in Coronado Shores living and amenities. The full balcony is wonderfully inviting. Tandem parking. Complex Features: ,,,,, Equipment: Dryer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Frontage: Bay, Ocean/Sand
Modern two bedroom two bath split floor plan in Coronado Shores! Featuring an abundance of natural light, indoor laundry and 2 parking spaces. Enjoy the finest in Coronado beachfront living in this unit located steps to the sand. Beachfront gated resort with 4 pools, tennis courts, beach club and gyms! Enjoy extraordinary views of the bay, city & mountains on the private balcony! Amazing sunsets, over the city skyline! As a bonus, be amused by a great view of the 4th of July fireworks over the bay! VA Approved building and much more! Complex Features: ,,, Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Frontage: Bay, Ocean/Bluff
Step into this highly desirable unit in Las Flores Tower where you are greeted with a breathtaking, unobstructed view of the Bay, the Bridge, and the city. This 2BR/2BA split floor plan has updated kitchen and bathrooms, in unit washer and dryer, new double paned windows throughout, including sliding patio door and 2 assigned parking spots. Come enjoy the beautiful sunrises and end the day with the spectacular city lights. Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL Frontage: Bay, Golf Course
This wonderful unit in Cabrillo Tower at the Coronado Shores has stunning views of the ocean, the Hotel Del Coronado, and the Bay with the city lights as a backdrop. The split floorplan enhances the privacy of each room. This unit is ready to move into or could be renovated and customized. The Shores provides a resort-style living experience that will become a must! With 8 tennis courts, 4 pools, 24 hours doorman service, gym, a Beach Club and so much more, you will feel like you're on vacations all year long. Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Garage Door Opener Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Septic Installed Topography: LL Frontage: Bay, Golf Course, Ocean/Sand
Waiting for ocean views from every room? COME SEE THIS UNIT! One of the most desireable floorplans ... with dual master suites... and the two balconies have been enclosed, expanding the original from 1,250 to 1,400 SF. Unit is ready for move in with classic granite countertops, marble flooring and luxurious baths. Equipment: Dryer, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Public Sewer Topography: LL