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Address: West End, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-4205
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The Village of Two Harbors, located on the west end of Catalina Island...

The Village of Two Harbors, located on the west end of Catalina Island where Catalina Harbor and Isthmus Cove are separated by just 1/4 mile. A favorite destination for boaters from the mainland, with 720 moorings, pier and shore boat service. The village offers two restaurants, two bars, general store, marine repair, PADI certified SCUBA, snorkeling, kayak and Mt. bike rentals. There is also a large campground and a lodge.

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another world...

one of my favorite places to camp - we try to come once a year... it's only an hour ferry ride from mainland LA but when you arrive you feel like your in another world. the waters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Los Angeles, California
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Glendale, California
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It was our first visit this year and we decided then it wouldn't be our last. We were there 5 days and in 5 days we saw maybe 15 people the whole time. We felt like we had the whole island to ourselves, very romantic and beautiful. There is one store, one restaurant/diner & bar in all in one open... More 

Thank 1980Sightseer
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

If you're looking for a weekend escape from LA you should checkout Two Harbors on Catalina Island which is accessible via short boat ride from San Pedro, Marina Del Rey or Orange County. The more built up city of Avalon gets most of the attention and it's nice but I recommend a short back packing hike and overnight camping at... More 

Thank csimmons14
San Diego, California
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113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I know Two Harbors is a one horse town. One Store, One Outside Bar, One Inside Bar, One Fine Dinning restaurant, One Snake Shack. and lastly One B&B (The Banning House) I go To relax, swim, eat and, chat a lot with friends, Most of the people here a camping, on land or a Boat.

Thank Keith M
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

one of my favorite places to camp - we try to come once a year... it's only an hour ferry ride from mainland LA but when you arrive you feel like your in another world. the waters are pristine and great hiking. there's a great cafe and a restaurant at base camp w/ flushable toilets and warm showers, if you... More 

Thank Sy2012
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

warm water, excellent visibility for snorkel or dive trips, cool breeze, no big crowds - a great vacation!

Thank Lee-Tarbet
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have vacationed and scuba dived in Two Harbors every other year for the last 12 years. Two years ago when visiting there were no lockers for storage as there had been in the past. Since we always stay in the campground we would use the lockers for our scuba gear so that we didn't need to hike it up... More 

1 Thank Love2travelPHX
west hills
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

t was very disappointing this year at Two Harbors Campground. If you do not enjoy seeing animals get stabbed to death, then do not come here. We've been coming here every summer for years, and we have never liked the spear fishing, but this time it was really out of hand and we will never return. It's bad enough that... More 

7 Thank y0gachick
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A place to go with your boat or for camping! The views are peaceful and nice on both sides of the isthmus but plan to stay only a few days because there is not much to do other than drink (if your a boater) or hike! The restaurant, ate only one night the entire week in the dinning room, should... More 

2 Thank V H
Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A relaxed beach feel with marina. Shuttles from the mainland bring passengers over for the day or for camping. I stayed on my boat and rode my dingy (little boat) to the dock to get to the activities. They have rentals for all sorts of water activities. A restaurant and bar along with a grocery store. Public restrooms, coin operated... More 

1 Thank finesail
La Puente, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

There aren't very many things to do here which makes it perfect for a totally unplugged get-a-way. You can camp, hike, snorkel and just hangout at the beach.

Thank dalugoz

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