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“Lovely little town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Two Harbors

Two Harbors
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Owner description: The Village of Two Harbors, located on the west end of Catalina Island where Catalina Harbor and Isthmus Cove are separated by just 1/4 mile. A favorite destination for boaters from the mainland, with 720 moorings, pier and shore boat service. The village offers two restaurants, two bars, general store, marine repair, PADI certified SCUBA, snorkeling, kayak and Mt. bike rentals. There is also a large campground and a lodge.
Anaheim, California
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely little town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Didn't stay long, but what we saw was nice! Good food at the "snack shop."

Visited June 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Banning House at Two Harbors Catalina Island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2011

When I go for a fun trip of scuba diving from the Los Angeles Area this is where I stay.
It has cool surroundings with a glob of old western History thrown in
the main lodge takes you back in time and allows great views of windward and lee sides of Catalina
The diving and snorkeling is excellent on this side of the island
you do need to plan ahead because there are not a lot of services on the west end of the island
one resturaunt one dive shop and irregular ferry service

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Temecula, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great ocean view at a clean camp site”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

Just spent the weekend at Two-Harbors for a kayaking / camping trip around Catalina Island. Stayed at the Two-Harbors where you make your own camp site with your tent. We stayed at location "O" at site #2. Site #2 is near the edge of the cliff that overlooks the Two-Harbor cove. Very awesome view. The camp site was clean with a fire pit, wooden bench, and wooden overhang. The area was flat, but the ground was extremely hard so be sure to have bed padding or use an inflatable mattress to make your overnight stay more comfortable. The portable johns were about 30 yards away, which was close enough for convenience and far enough to avoid any stench. Be prepared for a small hike to the showers, which is about 1/2 mile or more away. Showers cost 50-cents for 90-seconds, so be quick. Camp management was helpful. They transport your gear from the dock to the camp site. Based on its location and price, its worth staying.

Visited October 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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“A good day trip to Catalina Island, California”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

The town of Avalon is quaint and quiet, usually. Lots of shops carrying beach and island gear, souveniers, and interesting restaurants. A visit to the Casino building is a must, but you must plan ahead to get inside by taking one of the tours. There is a sandy beach, lots of beautiful boats in the bay, and plenty of opportunities to people watch. Go up into the hills for the Botanical Gardens. Since I live iin the area, I have not stayed overnight very many times. As the island develops more hotels and condo rentals, we are hoping to plan a weekend trip with the kids. The most commong transpertation is by boat, the Catalina Express, taking just about an hour.

Visited July 2011
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Santa Barbara, California
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143 reviews
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“More rural than Avalon and more relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

Two Harbors at the isthmus is a great place to visit, only 26 miles from LA but in a world of it's own. Lots of history about Catalina Island and Two Harbors gets you into the rural unspoiled areas away from the crowds. You can swim, bike, hike and see wonderful sites at every turn. Moore your boat, stay in a cabin, camp or visit a 1st class spa - all possible at Two Harbors. The Two Harbors Reef Restaurant serves great food and the staff is great. You can reach Two Harbors by express ferries from Long Beach, San Pedro or Marina del Ray. We rented a sailboat at MDR and sailed over and moored in the harbor. Water taxis will pick you up and take you ashore. What a great relaxing get-away.

Visited July 2011
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