Is Coronado an island, a beach or a bridge? Actually, it’s all of the above. Linked to the mainland by the (very) tall and curving Coronado Bridge, Coronado Island has lots going for it. Like Coronado Beach. White sand and gentle waves make it a crowd-pleaser, especially if you have kids. Need to move? Bike, kayak, play tennis, cut loose at the skate park or take a surfing class. Not your speed? Perhaps a massage, gondola ride or evening at the theatre, then.