Beach Wedding Permits Required if You Live in Coronado
The beautiful beachside community of Coronado has long been a favorite for those who live in Coronado to celebrate intimate wedding gatherings. The sparkling sand and crashing surf has set a gorgeous backdrop for many a bride and groom for centuries, as permits for weddings with less than 25 people were not required. Yesterday, however, an announcement of a policy change from the City of Coronado changed the process of using the beach for weddings, but fortunately is allowing the tradition to continue. Due to complaints from residents who live in Coronado regarding the numerous beach weddings, new permits (issued after September 2012) can range from $150 to $1,000 and are now required to host a wedding of any size.
Weddings will be allowed at North Beach, Central Beach and South Beach, provided a permit has been issued approving the event, and this regulation allows city representatives to limit the number and timing of wedding events, as well as better control public parking. The policy states that “any event that includes bringing any equipment or accessories on the beach will require a permit and have a Recreation Department liaison assigned to review, supervise and enforce restrictions for event setup, parking, deliveries, noise and clean up on the wedding day.” Restrictions on holidays and holiday weekends and heavy-beach use times are outlined as well and weddings on Central Beach will be limited to under 50 people. To find out more about the new policy, visit the City of Coronado online.