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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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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Descanso beach is small and relaxing, but beware! the shore line consists of rocks and very little sand. Walking on the rocks to the waters edge is a bit treacherous. There is a very nice outdoor bar offering beverages, appetizers and food items. Descanso Beach Club is adjacent to the bar area, and requires reservations.

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Los Alamitos, California
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23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Love, love the newly developed Descanso Beach. A gorgeous beach cove setting with a festive outdoor bar and dining, cushy lounge chairs, and cabanas. You can have a massage in the outdoor tents right next to the beach. Rent a kayak for the Best kayaking adventure in perfect clear water along the Catalina Island cliffs.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
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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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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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
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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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