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“Loved Descanso!” 5 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 #4 of 13 Attractions in Avalon
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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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.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Loved Descanso!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We spent one of the 4 days we were in Catalina at Descanso Beach Club and we loved it. It was the first day they were open for renting out chairs this year. We arrived almost an hour before they opened and the staff was already there setting up. Even though we were so early, we had a staff member greet us and tell us that we could have our chairs early. She then brought us complimentary bottles of water, and complimentary smoothies, which were so good. Another staff member brought us over clean beach towels. We absolutely loved Descanso and will definitely be retuning when we visit again. The beach club is being redone, so the restaurant wasn't open, but they still provided sandwiches and salads for the guests on the day we were there.

Visited March 2014
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San Diego, California
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“Free drink/smoothing with buffalo milk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

took ourselves here to check out the beach and pick up our free smoothie. they are currently building more lodging near the beach. You can do the zip line, kayak, enjoy a massage or lay on the beach and get a great tan. its 5 mins from the Avalon Casino. they also have this great little clothing store with souvenirs.

Visited March 2014
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Garden Grove, California
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“Wow...can't wait to try it in the summer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Descanso has been redone and is looking beautiful. The beach is clean and they have put a wonderful garden in. Much better than it was 5 years ago!

Visited February 2014
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San Dimas, California
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“Juan makes the best Pina Colada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

great beach to relax and have the best pina colada you'll ever have. relaxing morning the cabanas or the lounge chairs and enjoy the view of the ocean and surrounding mountains.

Visited February 2014
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San Clemente, California
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“Lovely & quaint beach in front of stores/restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Perfect! Just what you expect from a trip to Catalina! Not a lot of "beach" but not rocky, as most beach access is on the island. Great photo opportunities!

Visited February 2014
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