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“Lovely little beach”

Descanso Beach Club
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$134.49*
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim or Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades
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Owner description: 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 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.
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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149 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Lovely little beach”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Descanso Beach was a welcome sight after climbing down from our hotel at the top of the island. No crowds (it was September), lovely breeze, a place to buy drinks, rent snorkle gear, and use the restroom. No complaints. Definitely worth the walk around the Casino from Avalon.

Visited September 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best beach on the island”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Pricey? You bet. However, there is no better beach than this in Avalon. The drinks are strong, the views are stunning and its remote enough to feel like your own little tropical paradise.

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pretty but outrageously expensive, slow service”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We waited 20 minutes for our chips and guacamole to arrive. There were 6-7 other occupied tables at the bar/restaurant, so it was not busy. Great view of the beach and nice firepits available. Quiet place to hang out. We would have ordered more food had the prices not been so high - chicken fingers were $12.

Visited October 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service!”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Lady at the counter was friendly and talked with us for a while. We rented kayaks and snorkels from here. Great kayaking, and the snorkeling was spectacular!

Visited October 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Jazz on the Beach”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great concert. Every seat was a winner. Great sound. Only drawback was that the coverings on the chaise lounge chairs were damp from the evening mist. Would absolutely attend again.

Visited October 2012
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