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Address: 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: (800) 626-1496
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Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Descanso Canyon and the clear blue...

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Descanso Canyon and the clear blue Pacific Ocean, Descanso Beach Club features Avalon’s only beach side restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy appetizers, entrées and signature cocktails, like our famous Buffalo Milk. For the ultimate beach club experience, you can have your food and drinks delivered to your own private cabana or chaise lounge. Descanso Beach Club also serves as the Base Camp for the Zip Line Eco Tour, Catalina Falconry Experience, Sea Trek, and a 32' Climbing Wall. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, Snuba and massages are also available. Seasonally, Descanso Beach Club's party scene is well known among locals and visitors alike, DJ tunes and live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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Sweet little beach spot

Beautiful beach with showers and changing rooms, clean well kept and it should be... They charge you to use the beach. The drinks were weak and overpriced. It is a little slice of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robin S
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Buellton, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Descanso Beach Club is a nice spot. We rented chaise loungers, which had great food & beverage service. Love the bar right on the beach. I'm a repeat visitor annually. Catalina Wine Mixer: Again, a logical spot to host the event. The security staff (Phoenix) plus the Descanso personnel could communicate better with customers. Food offerings were average. No... More 

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Buellton, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach with showers and changing rooms, clean well kept and it should be... They charge you to use the beach. The drinks were weak and overpriced. It is a little slice of paradise but it kind of ruins your vibe when the beach guy comes knocking for his money.

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Thank Robin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I came here for a little girl's daycation and it was great. We originally were just going to lay out on the sand and just have some drinks from the bar. Boo 👎🏾 lol. While the area is beautiful, the sand isn't exactly the softest so we decided to pay for a couple chairs at the Beach... More 

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Thank Anyia W
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great beach. You feel like you're in the Mediterranean somewhere. You can rent cabanas, or just spread out on the beach. The water was clear, you can order food and drinks on the beach; or eat in one of the nice restaurants. On the weekend there is a DJ playing music. Be warned if you're not into the... More 

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Thank Liz C
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a cabana reservation. Our cabana boy, Luis, was very attentive. We felt very spoiled! Started the day with a strawberry smoothie. We each ordered a drink and shared a Vegetable Crudités. Later they brought watermelon. Wish I had remembered to bring our water shoes as all the beaches are rocky

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Alliston, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day relaxing in one of the private cabanas! Absolutely fabulous! Food and service were excellent. The view.... the breeze. Dreaming of when I will go back again.

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Thank Catherine K
Long Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is great. Amazing actually. Right up by the water. It's worth one stop. The drinks are expensive and we ordered margaritas and the quality/taste was just bad. They cost $13-$14 each. Served in plastic glasses. Appetizers were below average. And the service was below average too. We had to flag down our server each time we needed something.... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I rented lounge chairs and spent the day relaxing at Descanso. It was an easy walk from the ferry, and the chairs were very comfortable. The beach is very rocky. I did not have water shoes, but would recommend them. Sydney was our waitress and she was great! She was very busy but was always around if... More 

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Thank SweetMissa
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Visited on two separate days, chairs for one day, cabana for another. Staff goes above and beyond, and amazingly attentive. Could not believe there is a spot like this to get away from Los Angeles in just under a couple hours. Food was delicious; strawberry smoothies on arrival - yum! Nachos are the best, delicious sashimi, fish tacos, burger and... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service with a genuinely friendly cabana and beach crew. The Spicey Bloody Mary was so refreshing ... I sipped on several. We enjoyed a wonderful day at Descanso Beach Club! Until our next visit ....

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