This past Sunday my Fiance and I did a fun relaxing 3.1-mile kayak trip in San Diego Bay on our Bay ST Oru Kayaks.
We drove down to San Diego and then across the bridge to Coronado Island's Tidelands Park which has some great views of the bridge.
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Coronado Island's Tidelands Park has a nice sandy calm beach making it very easy to launch your Kayak from. Rachel dropped me off with our two Oru Kayaks while she parked the car, then it was just a short walk to the beach where we got set up.
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When you get into the water there is a group of moorings directly in front of you. We decided to immediately head to our right when departing the beach to go check out the iconic San Diego Coronado Bridge.
After taking some pictures by the bridge we kayaked around the moored sailboats and continued back closer to the shore along Coronado Island.
There was a decent amount of boat traffic and every once in a while we would get a couple of decent swells from different boat wakes that would come in hit us, but nothing that we couldn't handle.
After about 2 miles of paddling, we found a nice sandy beach along Coronado Island with fantastic views of downtown San Diego across the San Diego Bay.
We beached our Oru Kayaks and took out two towels and laid out relaxing on the beach, enjoying some snacks the warm San Diego sun, and the view!
After a nice relaxing beach break, we headed back to Tidelands Park on a more direct route along the coast and got back to our car.