Beach Lifeguards​

Lifeguards Standing in Front of a Building

The Coronado Fire Department and Lifeguard Services are dedicated to providing the community with safe beaches. As part of fulfilling that mission, Coronado Lifeguard staff are certified by the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) as an "Advanced Lifeguard Agency" in national training and equipment standards. In addition, the following tips are provided to make your day at the Beach safe and carefree.

Helpful Numbers

  • Emergencies: 911
  • Lifeguards: 619-522-7346
  • Fire Services: 619-522-7374
  • Coronado Police: 619-522-7350

Ocean Conditions

View the Beach Warning Flags.

  • Low hazard or small surf
  • Medium hazard, moderate surf, and currents
  • High hazard, rough conditions, strong surf, and currents
  • The water closed to public use
  • Stingrays, jellyfish, or other marine dangers
  • Swimming only, surfboards prohibited
  • Surfing only, swimming prohibited

These flags alert swimmers to possible swimming dangers, such as rip currents.

Glorietta Bay

Starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing every weekend until the second weekend in June - Lifeguards are on duty from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm Starting the second weekend in June until Labor Day - Lifeguards are on duty every day from 10:30 am until 5:30 pm


Check out the latest tide times and charts.

Beach Fires

Beach Fires are permitted only when confined to a ring container. Extinguish fires when leaving and do not dump coals into the sand. No palettes. More information is available on the Fires on the Beach (PDF).

SS Monte Carlo

Learn more about the famous shipwreck buried on Coronado Beach! View the SS Monte Carlo Wikipedia article.

More information is available on the SS Monte Carlo Fact Sheet (PDF) 

Water Quality County Information

For water quality or beach closure information view the San Diego County Beach Information website.


Parents are reminded that children require constant supervision at the beach. Lifeguards suggest that parents dress their children in brightly colored clothing and memorize what they are wearing before arriving at the beach. City officials also recommend that parents keep recent photos of their children with them at all times, in case they are separated. An easy way to do this is by taking a family photo with your cellphone at the start of your visit to the beach. Families should also select a landmark, such as a lifeguard tower, to serve as a meeting point if anyone gets separated during the day. In addition, children should know that lifeguards are "safe strangers," who are there to help. Make sure children are able to give their name, the name of a parent, and their phone number to a lifeguard if they are lost. Finally, it is advised that parents discourage children from digging large holes or tunnels on the beach (sand can collapse quickly) and never send a child into a public restroom alone.


Coronado Beach Map 2018