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“Excellent beach, warm waters, and soft sand.”

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 Aerial Adventure, 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.
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

The water here is a bit warmer than other parts of the island. We were able to spend a lot more time in the water here. The folks around the beach were very helpful, and they pointed out where the best areas to snorkel.

Thank JackandResh
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We spent the afternoon on the beach on rented chaise lounges. The attendant was very nice and attentive. Only draw back is the rocky shore and difficult to walk on, so take water shoes to protect your feet.

Thank Anita S
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

this seems to be the place everyone likes to hang out on the beach, get drinks, and enjoy some food. you can sit at tables or they will bring your food and drinks down to where you're sitting on the beach. this was kind of a go-to spot for us during the day. if you're wondering where the party's at, it's here!

Thank Aly F
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

There really are no "nice" beaches on Avalon - they're mostly rocky. The Beach Club is really where we spent our time. It's not cheap, but it is a nice upscale with food and drink service not to mention music and a nice server to boot.

Thank AR S
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Nice beach about a10 minute walk from town. Can schedule tours and outings there. They have a nice patio that offers a varied menu and cocktails. Lounges for rent.

Thank Cindy S
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