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:
It's never too late to create your masterpiece... Well, here is your opportunity! Residence 602 at The Coronado Shores El Encanto Tower offers a 2 bedroom, 2 bath split layout floor plan, two balconies, in-unit laundry and Southern exposure. Opportunity exists to increase livable square footage by enclosing balcony, maximizing the space and views.
Step inside and take in the ocean views and stunning remodel combining the latest finishes and design. The preferred split bedroom floor plan features two master suites plus an elegant powder bathroom. The large dining area is enhanced by a unique and over sized window wall. The Calacatta pattern on the Neolith Stone covers the floors and counter. This ultra compact surface is 100% natural stone and has near zero porosity. See Supplement Below.
Two units have been combined to offer more than 2,000 sq.ft. of living space. This stunning 3Br/4Ba plus Den, was completely remodeled in 2015 with gourmet kitchen, new windows, walk-in closets, laundry room, 3 parking spaces and 2 storage cages. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean, Bay and Coronado Bridge. Just steps away from the Hotel Del, shops and restaurants, this unit has it all so you can enjoy the Coronado way of life. Amenities: 4 pools, 8 tennis courts, spa, gym and 2 club houses. Furnished.
Where modern luxury meets storybook past, the sandcastle of your dreams is waiting. Those who come to own in Beach Village along Coronado’s celebrated shores will enjoy timeless luxury and a grand sense of style of which there is no equal. Watch the waves as you soak in the private day tub on the balcony of this 3 BD/3 BA Loft. This luxury unit comes complete with 2 master suites and an additional bedroom, cozy fireplaces, living room, dining area and a full kitchen. Whole Ownership, Limited Use.
Panoramic Oceanfront Escape! Rarely available tastefully remodeled turnkey one bedroom one bath beach house ready for your enjoyment. Upgraded Fleetwood windows throughout open up to the breathtaking sights and sounds of the Pacific. Property features include Quartz countertops, Stainless steel appliances, Climate Master heat pump, upgraded cabinetry and large walk in closet. Entry wetbar location thoughtfully reconfigured to create additional walk in closet/storage area.
Oceanfront living at it's best from this rarely available 3BR-3BA corner unit at The Shores. Location is everything and this unit is one of the very few largest corners directly on the ocean and steps away from the beach and pools. Incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and a peak of The Coronado Bridge. Remodeled with marble floors, elegant granite counter-tops, artistic stainless steel and custom cabinetry throughout, this condo, is one of the most desirable in the complex. Move in ready.
First time on the market! Highly sought corner unit in Las Flores Tower with views of Glorietta Bay, Coronado Bridge and magnificent panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Extremely well kept and upgraded. Spacious 3Br/3Ba on the 12th floor. Upgraded cabinetry & countertops in kitchen and SS appliances. Come enjoy the cool breeze and beautiful sunsets from your personal terrace.
Both modern and sophisticated 2 bedroom 2 bath corner unit with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay, Coronado Bridge, City Skyline and bonus Southerly views of the ocean. Finishes included Quartz counter tops, Italian ceramic tile, custom walnut cabinetry and doors. Custom wine cellar for the wine enthusiast. Integrated smart home system, Miele appliances, remote controlled window coverings. Amenities include 4 pools/spas, 8 tennis courts, fitness center and private clubhouse Neighborhoods: Coronado Shores Equipment: Fire Sprinklers, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
Ocean views at The Shores! This luxurious 2 Br+DEN & 2 Ba corner has been fully remodeled with every detail carefully selected & quality crafted. Every room has ocean views. Remodeled to perfection, this unit includes African Quartzite counter tops & satin glass backsplash in kitchen. European ceramic tile flooring throughout. Baths w/ marble accent walls & Quartz counter tops. All windows are tinted & double paned. Doors are custom made. Surround sound throughout & soft lighting for the perfect ambiance.