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“fabulous beach and bar”

Descanso Beach Club
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US$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 24 October 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.

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Reviewed 18 October 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.)

Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed 16 October 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..!!!

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

This was a completely gorgeous place that forces you to slow down and enjoy the surroundings. We did pay for the lounge chairs which included beach towels, delicious smoothies and waiters to bring us lunch and drinks. I haven't been this spoiled in a long time! There were people on beach towels and on the green lawn so there are options. On the other side, there were also cabanas and areas for a larger group.
We have a very stressful business and this was a perfect afternoon. Not cheap, but worth it!

Thank paintsmudge
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The JazzTrax Thursday night concert and the Saturday night JazzTrax after-party are a fun way to experience this beautiful beach. Cozy up to the bonfire and enjoy a warm beverage.

Thank MJCAN
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