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Address: #1 Descanso Canyon Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-7410
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Description: Avalon's only seaside private beach club with restaurant and bar has been...
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.
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Very scenic part of Avalon ... great location for activities. The downside .... the new restaurant with prime patio seating is "under staffed" for servers. We witnessed several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We took a day trip to Catalina Island from Long Beach. This beach is a short walk from the Catalina Express docking spot. There are a few water activities here. The beach has lounge chairs but they are in a private area so you have to sit in the grass above it or on the small beach area below. Glad... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We walked over to Descanso beach ( 5 min. Walk from the Casino) and only had time for a drink. The setting was idiyllic !

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Catalina as a whole is wonderfully charming, picturesque and friendly with perhaps a little more rugged appeal these days than the glamour of its earlier years. However, you can still get a little taste of the good life at the Descanso Beach Club. Just walk around the other side of the casino to the the quiet cove, plunk down $65... More 

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DEMING, NM
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We took a day trip to Catalinda because our cruise ship was unable to stop due to weather. So we decided to walk to Descanso Beach. The walk isn't bad, walking along the beach the whole way is nice. We got to Descanso Beach & it is the smallest sand beach I've ever seen. Catalina is all rocky beach apparently.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very scenic part of Avalon ... great location for activities. The downside .... the new restaurant with prime patio seating is "under staffed" for servers. We witnessed several customer's actually leaving because of extended server wait time to take their lunch order. One would expect additional servers on a Sunday.

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Temecula, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very Pretty and great environment- Rocky beach, but that is just how it is so you can't knock it down for that.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

From the center of Avalon at the shore, a quarter mile paved walk passing the Avalon Casino will get you to this small spit of sand, suitable for tanning and wading (but only in summer). There is a beach bar with music, and cabanas, chaises, and kayaks for rent, as well as some small tourist shops directly behind the beach... More 

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Long Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The beachside bar is what you come to expect. Great service. Good food! Is it just m or does anyone else feel as though this location is becoming a bit commercialized?

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Excellent sight for sports activities swimming snorkeling kayaking and floating family friendly with food and beverage service

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Boulder, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Descanso beach has a remarkable thing - a perfect blend of serene beach resort with a snappy, party atmosphere. The food is quite good. The facilities are newly built and ample and the landscaping is perfectly elegant.

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