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“Ahh, memories!”

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.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ahh, memories!”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We found this beach after walking to the Ballroom. Went back and snorkeled in the kelp on Halloween. Very beautiful day/setting.
Looking forward to our next trip.

Visited October 2013
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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very Relaxing!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We were on the island the day after the Jazz Fest. The tourists had gone home, so it was very relaxing and quiet. Descanso Beach is much more modern than in the heart of Avalon. It was a nice contrast. We had a drink (Bloody Mary) at the bar and a huge bowl of French fries dusted with goat cheese. *Tip: if you order the Bloody Mary ask for it "not so spicy".

Visited October 2013
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Westlake Village, California
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“fabulous beach and bar”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We love to spend time at Descanco, great fun to eat by the beach. you can kayak, swim and boat from here. We were there for Jazz Trax anf they even had a late nite dance party with DJ here. lots of fun and the new tables and chairs are great.

Visited October 2013
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Santa Ana, California
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5 reviews
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“Best Place To Enjoy the Beach on Catalina”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

My family enjoyed Descanso Beach Club very much. We first stopped here with our golf cart rental to have a drink and enjoy the view. Sandy was our waitress and was very helpful on suggestions. We liked it so much we walked here the next day to stay and have lunch and let our children enjoy the beach and swim. The food was tasty and our waitress then was Brianda and her cheerful nature made the experience that much better. The Mango Mojoitos were one of my favorites, I still hope I can enjoy one of these next time we visit Catalina. This place was clean and Service was plentiful. Big Bar Area,Lots of patio seating. great view. nice lawn area to play on. Clean bathrooms and changing area. (never charged a fee, but always purchased drinks and/or food during our time there.)

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“DESCANSO BEACH CLUB”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

I was there on 9/14/13, and I love this Descanso Beach, so very quaint, tropical and friendly. The sand and water are right there for those that love that kind of thing. If you like to have a drink and some food, it is also there. I was very very disappointed though that they did away with their delicious veggie burger for a black bean burger that was gross and deep fried, the waitress did take it off my bill, which was nice.!!! There is a wonderful little store their with the friendliest ladies and really cute items, not your usual souvenir stuff.. I also had a massage at Massages by the Sea, which was very very excellent massage wise, but noise wise not so relaxing.!! The owner though is a very nice lady and just talk to her if there's a problem.!!! Fabulous Place, a mini version of Hawaii.....quiet, quaint and full of fun, relaxing things to do, or ratch it up by para sailing, snorkeling, zip lining or touring on a golf cart or tour bus..!!!

Visited September 2013
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