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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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Relaxing

We rented a golf cart right by the tender dock $20 an hour 3rd hour free. Finished driving in about an hour. Stopped at this beach and grabbed a drink. Relaxing atmosphere with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We rented a golf cart right by the tender dock $20 an hour 3rd hour free. Finished driving in about an hour. Stopped at this beach and grabbed a drink. Relaxing atmosphere with quiet chatter and beautiful sunshine. Rocky so bring water shoes.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is one of my.favorite places to be when we are in Catalina . Who wouldn't want to sit on a beach and drink a monitor and relax . There is a bar beach area and grass area to play with the kiddos . You can rent kayaks ,paddle boards ,zip line . The beach is VERY rocky so make... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Not soft sand. Beach is small and if I were to go again I would take water shoes. Somewhat crowded so would go on "off time"

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It was 2009 when my husband and I visited this place. It was kind of boring that time. After 5 years, decided to come back with friends and to my surprise it was more eventful, more lively even on a nonpeak time of the year. Stayed for hours sunbathing, drink with friends and hopped on a tandem kayak for a... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This place was under construction last time we visited, so we wanted to see what they had done. Very nicely done. Small fee ($2) to become part of the club so you can use the facilities, well worth it. Plenty of toys to rent if you want to venture out in the surf. Did not try the restaurant. Zip line... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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8 attraction reviews
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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