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Descanso Beach Club Dining

1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7410
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“nachos” (26 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“lounge chairs” (34 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

Great view, great setting, service is a little slow. Ordered ceviche and fish in ceviche smelled! Waiter tried to tell us that is was fresh caught local yellow tail, which by the smell it was not fresh at all! I have caught many yellow tail,...More

Thank Duane B
Reviewed August 8, 2016

The beach club is located right on the ocean and has a walk up bar and sit down, outdoor restaurant. Food is pricey, but the service was great and the view and atmosphere is priceless. They also serve many interesting adult beverages and we asked...More

Thank S_Robbie014
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We rented a cabana for the day for the family. The service was spot on and always helpful. We had drinks and lunch that were great. The beach and shallow water can be rocky so take a pair of aqua socks. Our kids even played...More

Thank lynndds
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We LOVED this place!!! Came here on 08/03/16 with my husband & our 2 girls (9 & 11). We had 4 lounge chairs & 2 umbrellas. I booked them in advance online & got to pick which chairs I wanted. My girls spent the entire...More

3  Thank Taira H
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Ants in the changing area. THANKFUL for the shower to rinse off grandsons after they were carried into the rocky water and dirt sand to wash off the boat gas and dirt

1  Thank retiredteacher0
Reviewed August 4, 2016

We had two cabanas plus some additional lounge chairs to accommodate the little ones and adults. The staff was personable, attentive, and prompt. Any order and it was brought within a reasonable time frame. We received value for our money

Thank bobtheburglar
Reviewed August 3, 2016

We always enjoy our time at Descanso. While the price is a bit steep, the service works hard to make up for it. We especially enjoyed having Hannah wait on us while we were using the lounge chairs and umbrellas. She regularly asked how she...More

Thank Markchale
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We had a great day at Descanso Beach Club. We rented a pair of chaise lounges. The drinks were good - a little pricey, but that was expected. We tried the ceviche, crudite plate and nachos and they were all pretty good. Our server forgot...More

Thank gracie3752
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Noryan and his team gave us a great day at the beach club. The club has beautiful surroundings, comfortable loungers and the added bonus of an attentive server(Sydney) who advised us on drinks, the buffalo milk 10/10 and impact mojito, refreshing kick when you're wilting...More

Thank newt50
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Rob was our stellar 'Cabana Boy' ... He and the crew of Descanso Beach club made our stay memorable! Much gratitude for Noyen, Tyler, Danny Korn, and Jungle Jason ... They were amazing!

Thank Janet M
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Questions & Answers
June 25, 2017|
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Response from FBonesJones | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can make a reservation. I made it through the hotel where we were staying. You may want to make one well in advance of your stay if going over the summer.
June 1, 2017|
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Response from FBonesJones | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but you can call to be sure. Your hotel or realtor would probably know for sure. I don't think dogs are allowed on the beach.
Karla F
March 20, 2017|
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Response from CatalinaSCICo | Property representative |
Hi Karla, The chaise lounge chairs are rented in pairs by the day. You can book online on our website, visit catalina island. Navigate to Descanso Beach Club under Activities and then choose Cabana Rentals. The Chaise Lounge... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Bar
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7410
  • E-mail
Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Descanso Canyon and the clear blue Pacific Ocean, Descanso Beach Club features Avalon's only beachside 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, and a 32' Climbing Wall. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and snorkeling 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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