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Descanso Beach

#1 Descanso Canyon Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-7410
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Avalon
Type: Beaches
Owner description: Avalon's only seaside private beach club with restaurant and bar has been completely transformed to feature upgraded facilities with new high-end... more » Owner description: Avalon's only seaside private beach club with restaurant and bar has been completely transformed to feature upgraded facilities with new high-end amenities such as private cabana and chaise lounge rentals. Enjoy cabana dinners; sit with your feet in the sand, and relax in our heated cabanas while indulging in a three-course meal. The ultimate in island dining, this new experience brings together the best beach-side atmosphere and flavor, all to the sound of the of the ocean just a few feet away. A favorite of both visitors and locals, this is a popular escape from downtown. « less
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Murrieta
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Descanso Beach Ocean Sports on Descanso Beach is the best place to get your rentals for the day! Loved the staff! They are very friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful beach and clear waters made for the perfect snorkeling adventure.

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Caledonia, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We enjoyed the beach and kayaking from Descano Beach area. For those who desire an adrenaline rush you can also do the zip line!

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Rent from the place near the ferry terminal instead so you can paddle to Lover's Cove. They told me I could not paddle past the casino. Still a great experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

my husband and I call this place "snobby bobby's" because the drinks are pretty expensive and the service isn't that great.

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Garden Grove, California
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I decided to go for a swim at Descanso Beach. Very relaxing. Cute bar. Great service. Very clean.

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We enjoyed a couple of afternoons at Descanso Beach, once after zip-lining and another time just strolling along the beach on a beautiful day. It's a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the seaside.

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Bellflower
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I think it was better before the conservancy tried to make more money. It had more charm before. Now it is too much like every other pish posh beach

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Malibu, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My Wife's favorite looking place in Catalina. Exclusive beach club with Cabana's, shore access party and wedding location.

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Yucca Valley, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

$2 fee the beach area isn't very big. You can rent a canopy w/ 2 chairs for $70/ day if you want to spend the day there it's a good investment. The beach is smaller than I expected, the view is priceless. The water is so blue and beautiful. The Asian wings were great w/ my strawberry daiquiri. I wanted... More

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El Monte, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

LOVE Descanso Beach...you feel like you are on a little Island get away! Love sitting in the bar area with my book and hearing the waves and feeling the sea breeze on my face...very relawing

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