Location: Coronado Island to Imperial Beach.
Route: Out-and-back bike path along the coast parallel to Silver Strand
Distance: 11 miles one-way, 22 miles round-trip.
Terrain: Totally flat. Very straight.
Pavement: Mostly smooth 6-foot wide bike path.
Traffic: Light bicycle and pedestrian. Few intersections and
Last Updated: April 14, 2008
The official name for this recreational trail is
the Bayshore Bikeway. It was a rails-to-trails project and is the best to
practice top-end speed since it is totally flat and almost totally straight.
Restrooms and water fountains are available in the
Burger King shopping center on Coronado Island if you start there, at Glorietta
Bay Park, and the Silver Strand State Beach parking lot. No public facilities
are available in Imperial Beach.
From I-5 take the Coronado Bridge (SR-75) west.
After what used to be the toll booth, the divided road curves to the right and
then to the left. Just after it curves to the left, turn left at the next light
onto Orange Avenue. Take Orange to the next light and turn left onto 4th Street
(SR-75 again). Rather than crossing back on the bridge, turn right onto
Glorietta Ave. just before the toll booth. Follow Glorietta Ave. until you
reach a 5-way intersection. You may parallel park here or turn left onto the
marina access road and park slight further down the road. A sign indicating
the start of the Bayshore Bikeway will be on your left.
Alternatively, you can start from the Burger King
parking lot by the Ferry Landing as described in the
Coronado Island skate. That is where SDSE meets for
its regular skate.
To start at the southern end of the bike path, take
I-5, exit at Palm Ave. (SR-75), and go west. After entering Imperial Beach,
turn right onto 13th Street. The small parking lot is straight ahead at the end
of the road. A sign indicating the start of the Bayshore Bikeway will be
The starting point at the 5-way intersection
of streets by the tennis courts. Same place as point 3 on the
Coronado Island skate.
Caution: Blind intersections. Please slow
down or stop for the few street crossings along the main portion of the
The path ends here. You may return the way
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