3D Thursday – Coronado, California


Coronado Beach-3D-1Coronado Island, California.

When you are in San Diego, make it a point to travel to Coronado Island. Visit the iconic Hotel Del Coronado and take a walk on the beach. You will likely find a sandcastle or two, and if you are lucky, you will get to meet Bill Pavlacka, the Sandcastle Man. Bill often spends eight hours or more creating sand sculptures. To see examples of his castle art, you can visit his website here. Continue reading

Coronado Island – Iconic Resort Retreat


San Diego, California.

Four rocky islands attracted Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602. He named them Las Yslas Coronadas, then, despite an earlier explorer’s discovery named the bay on the main continent San Diego de Alcala. His discovery would become a major tourist attraction. Over a mile of pristine beach on the island attracted developers by the mid-1800s. Lots were sold and cottages and houses were built. Continue reading