Summer travel destinations: Dr. Beach's 10 best U.S. beaches in 2010
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3. Coronado Beach, Coronado, Calif.( Associated Press )
Called "the toast of Southern California" by Dr. Beach, Coronado Beach is the only West Coast beach on this year's list. The beach features tide pools, lifeguards on duty, fishing and a dog run. While visiting Coronado Beach, consider staying at Hotel del Coronado, built more than 120 years ago and listed as a National Historic Landmark. The beach is just a short walk from the beach.
Coronado Beach info: travel.latimes.com/destinations/san-diego/beaches/coronado-beach
San Diego travel guide: www.latimes.com/travel/destinations/sandiego
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Coronado's warm summers beckon families wanting lazy days in the sand