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Descanso Beach

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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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Bring water shoes!

Next time we will bring water shoes to protect the children's feet, since this beach has a lot of rocks and virtually no sand. The views are outstanding, though, and this part of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

No children, great family & friends, too much booze, & rain in July! Great food & drinks! Quick Catalina Express Boat Trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Love this beach, staff and servers are very professional. Food is great, the best place on the Island

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Going in the beach kind of hard with all the rocks but I don't care for cold ocean water anyway. I wish they add a private pool area instead of the huge lawn and sale Cabana by the pool area but I do recommend paying the cover charge and going there. Everything was 1st class and prices for alcohol was... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Next time we will bring water shoes to protect the children's feet, since this beach has a lot of rocks and virtually no sand. The views are outstanding, though, and this part of the island is beautiful.

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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

See my Descanso Beach club review. They charge you $2 a head to use the beach but there is waiter service and it is less crowded than the main beach in Avalon bay. There is a bit of a walk from the main area of Avalon. There are taxis and supposedly a free shuttle which we never found where to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to walk to and relax at one or two of those eating establishments. We just got off the Casino tour and strolled on to the beach, lovely easy walk. We had couple of drinks and walked back to town. We did not try the food so can not comment on it. This particular day the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you want to get away from the throngs of tourists in Avalon, go to Descanso Beach! Beautiful facilities and great food. Lots of activities, too, like a great zip line adventure!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

the beach was beautiful. You can rent snorkel or kayak gear on the beach. We went swimming and the water wasnt too cold. It was a high tide. The only issue for me was the rocks were painful and there was no sand. It makes me appreciate beaches in OC a lot more. Nonetheless still amazing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you want to take advantage of the water activities offered, it would be smart to bring some water shoes. There really isn't any sand, just large rocks to navigate to get into the crystal clear water. Kayaking, underwater walks, parasailing, tons of cool stuff to do!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We spent the better part of two days on this beach. Our grandsons loved the water and had fun exploring the shore for sea shells and sea glass. (occasionally skipping rocks on the water). We ate one meal at the Descanso Beach Club. The food was good. It was served hot. The service was good as the wait staff was... More 

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Address: #1 Descanso Canyon Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-7410
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon

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