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Descanso Beach

#1 Descanso Canyon Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-7410
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Avalon
Type: Beaches
Owner description: Avalon's only seaside private beach club with restaurant and bar has been completely transformed to feature upgraded facilities with new high-end... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Descanso Beach was great, staff was great, service was great, but if you are going on the birthday trip where you purchase to chaise lounges and receive 2 free, good luck, you have to do this on the premises and these chairs are booked online in advance. we were fortunate enough to get the last 2 for my birthday.

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I like the comfort there and good service , the dining and the drinks . The ocean views are amazing .

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Great place to rent and try kayak and SUP They are well organized and the water was clean and warm Must visit

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Los Angeles, California
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49 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

You will never have a waitress or waiter ask you if you want something. You will have to flag them down every single time. We rented stand up paddle boards and there was a grassy lawn where my kids played soccer and whiffle ball with some other kids on vacation. There is also a zip line that we didn't try,... More

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Your feet in the sand, and a drink in your hand. This is a poor-man's Hawaii, great beach atmosphere, good music, and lots of people watching to go with the drinks and food served at your table or beach lounge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

so this beach is just a quick walk from the Casino. There is a nice bar right on the beach and everyone that worked there was very friendly. Also everyone we meet on the beach was fun to talk t. I guess everyone is friendly when on a beach in Paradise after a few cocktails.

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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The service was great and had a wonderful day sunning, snorkeling and snubba. Will do it again on our next visit.

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Cypress
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great place to relax, enjoy the beach and snorkel. But the beach club is still going through a renovation. Food and beverage service is slow and the quality is poor. The servers are very courteous and try to be helpful but there is little they can do when the back of the house is in a shambles. Food comes from... More

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We used to love Descanso, but we were disappointed this time. We have been visiting Catalina every other year for about 15 years. They used to give you chairs and towels with paid admission, but not any more. Chair rentals (low back and very uncomfortable) are $10 each (only had 2 for our party of 4) and there are no... More

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Lemon Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Descanso beach offers so many amenities for a small beach entry fee! Clean, alot of activities, food, drinks, and wonderful staff.

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