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“stay and have a drink” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Descanso Beach

Descanso Beach
#1 Descanso Canyon Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-7410
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Ranked #11 of 48 things to do in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
orangecounty
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“stay and have a drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I just a short walk from the main street to Descanso Beach but worth the walk. You will pass by the old Casino and Avalon fishing club (as we found out in New Zealand ...the oldest fishing club in the world) on the way. We were a group of 18 and found a table out on the patio for food and drinks with one of the best views of the harbor.

Visited February 2013
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San Jose, California
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“beautiful and well kept”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

clean and pretty . we were there in Feb. A little overcast . I can imagine it in the summer. Would definitly come back

Visited February 2013
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Union City, California
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“Go kayaking on Avalon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My husband and I went on a 4 hour paddle with our guide "JP". We had a fantastic, personalized kayaking experience. "JP", an Avalon native, provided us with a background of island history, nature and his personal experiences growing up on Catalina.
We were kayaking in a "soup" of seals, dolphins, squid and bait fish. We also saw tiny jelly fish and garibaldi. We also saw many types of sea birds. We paddled to Long Point and back to the Descanso Beach Club, a four hour trip.
We enjoyed a great lunch on shore and a short hike to see the cherry trees.
All of the staff at the kayaking company were friendly and helpful. They have all the gear you need to stay dry and comfortable during your paddle.
Make a trip during off season to enjoy a relaxing, stimulating paddle tour.

Visited February 2013
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Grants Pass, OR
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“Continues to improve!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We go in January and February so the beach is very quiet. Have taken the zip line which is fun! The beach area continues to improve - to the inclusion of a climbing wall for the young at heart.

Visited January 2013
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Chino, California
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“Very friendly service good atmosphere and best view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Loved the bartender personality and the view by the beach...it's pricey but it's nice place to chill...

Visited January 2013
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