I love Coronado. The beaches over there are great, especially the one that's on NASNI...it's never crowded or dirty like public civilian beaches are. The OB/MB/PB area's pretty cool too.
I love Coronado! lol. I just hate the bridge lol. I think the curve in it is what makes it so scary! lol. We live about 5 minutes away from OB. It is nice to walk to, but all the dogs really kill it for us. We love dogs, don't get me wrong, but when you are trying to play with the kids and a dog is running around trying to play it isn't fun lol!
We love going to the beach. We haven't been anywhere else yet. We've been to La Jolla Beach (but it's normally crowded but not as crowded as Misson Beach). Another great beach to go to is the one in Carlsbad. There are barely any people there! It's worth the 30 to 45 min drive!