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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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nice ' private ' club vibe - that allows outsiders - sort -of...

discover this little gem on Avalon, Catalina - by walking and being nosey - so hubby and I inquired - heck it was the location for our zip-lining adventure ... yes this little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Huntington Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Kathryn.. you do nothing but rock!!! So helpful in setting up the big moment for us.. it was amazing. Kathryn made sure to create the perfect setting for popping the question. So casual, private and romantic. Nicely done Kathryn.. nicely done!

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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We started here with our kayaking tour and did rock climbing here. The restrooms were clean and free. You can rent snorkeling and kayaking gear here. The staff were friendly and the beach was nice. They play music and is a good place to hangout if you want to have a 21+ drink.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

discover this little gem on Avalon, Catalina - by walking and being nosey - so hubby and I inquired - heck it was the location for our zip-lining adventure ... yes this little beach front - has nice , yet small, sandy beach , where you can rent kayaks, by the hour - which we did 1 day and had... More 

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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Descanso Beach is separate from Avalon Beach and it lies on the other side of the casino away from downtown. It's quieter, more relaxed and much more private. You can walk, ride a bike, drive you're golf cart or take a taxi to this beach. It boasts a bar, burger and hot dog joint in which you can eat there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I've been here several times & have never been able to eat. They were under construction so the kitchen was closed for awhile, understandable. The last two times though, the construction was done (& looks great) but we always just miss either lunch or dinner. We settled on drinks at sunset on the beach. You can't beat that. Drinks seem... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have visited this beach many times. This time it was our Anniversary . We rented two chairs and lounged while the waiter brought us a couple cocktails "BUFFALO MILK". A Catalina island specialty. Then we decided to have a bottle of Champagne. Always a special place for the two of us

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Descanso Beach cClub is a wonderful place to relax on the beach and enjoy a drink and take advantage of many of the rental activities. However, don't bother to eat there. They are way understaffed so it took at least an hour for us to get our food and we had to go the bar ourselves just to get another... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The beach itself is very small and the shore and waters rocky. Even if you think ahead and get water shoes for the kids (or yourself), when the waves roll in they roll rocks right into your ankles. I saw multiple people on the beach (and one of my kids as well),with bleeding legs from getting hit by rocks in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Descanso beach is a great place to spend the day. The Island company has totally revamped the beach, bar and restaurant. There are cabanas you can rent, lounges on the beach and cocktail service on the beach. The bar area is large and active plenty of tables to people watch and enjoy a little libation. For the adventurous there is... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is an amazing beach. You'll feel like you're in Hawaii. It was very beautiful and fun to sit and watch the ocean. There is also a beachside restaurant where you can grab a burger and a tropical drink. Feels like you are on a big vacation,

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Address: 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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