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Address: 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
(800) 626-1496

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Descanso Canyon and the clear blue...

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, Sea Trek, and a 32' Climbing Wall. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, Snuba and massages 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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The day we were on Catalina unfortunately was cold and overcast. There was nobody at the beach club so we didn't really stay that long. It was clean and set up ready for a sunny... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Reginald S
California, United States

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Laguna Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday morning with friends and lunch served on the sand. It was not crowded for a beautiful February day.

Thank Laura D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my family for our mini vacation. Was a beautiful day!! Had a blast! Area is nice and friendly! would deff be back soon!

Thank melindamelon
Terrebonne, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After playing golf we slowly walked from downtown to the Descanso Beach Club. We enjoyed a Deco Daiquiri (with mango) and a Sara's Bloody Mary before returning to the Ship. Very nice set up with a magnificent view. If you want to spend the day, you can rent chairs and umbrella or even a cabana for the day before returning... More 

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California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The day we were on Catalina unfortunately was cold and overcast. There was nobody at the beach club so we didn't really stay that long. It was clean and set up ready for a sunny day. I have been before and it was a pleasant way to pass some time away relaxing at the beach club. Take a kayak and... More 

Thank Reginald S
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We ate at the restaurant on the beach. The food was fresh, hot and delicious! I ordered the cheese burger and a salad. It was a decent portion, fresh and very good. The restaurant has several seating areas and table alone with a nice size bar for eating and drinking. We absolutely loved the food, drinks, staff and scenery....The price... More 

Thank DrAlias
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We found Descanso Beach Club on a walk if Catalina Island and stopped for a drink. What a gem, bartenders super friendly, drinks delish and food a nice surprise. Very nice beach, cabana rentals, kayaks and snorkling. Next time you are on Catalina Island stop in. You won't be disappointed!!

Thank MurphySC6158
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Another trip with top notch service on the beach, at the bar and at the restaurant. We spend a lot of time here when visiting Catalina and the service is always amazing. Food, drinks and location impossible to beat while in Avlalon!

Thank Kim B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Paid for the two lounge chairs, extremely comfortable with full drink service. Drinks are about $10 each and you have to try the mojitos. Changing chair locations is also no hassle in case you need a different amount of sun. As a heads up, chairs are not DIRECTLY in front of the water. They are more on an elevated position... More 

Thank Scott W
Emeryville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went there 2x - once for lunch. good hamburgers. good drinks. Good service. Great atmosphere - right on the beach but had a lot of paved area with tables, chairs and umbrellas. the second we went for a late night party!! ABSOLUTELY THE BOMB!!! They have a wonderful area for dancing, drinking and lounging around. It's a 5 minute... More 

Thank XENA1002
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Went for the day with my daughter to take care of some business. Had great weather and so we spent a couple of hours working on our tans and swimming. What a cute place with lots of nice umbrellas and people enjoying the summer. Granted, there isn't a lot of room, but nevertheless it was fun!

Thank melissamac411

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