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“Great Place to chill”

Descanso Beach Club
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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.
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place to chill”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This is a wonderful spot to go and enjoy the ocean, great layout and worth the short walk from downtown Avalon. Enjoy the zip line and Palm trees surrounding this serene piece of the island.

Visited April 2014
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This is the nicer area that you can relax on the beach with a wonderful patio and bar close by. The service was great and view is excellent.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Jymie G
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La Jolla, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Clean, relaxing and fun!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We rented kayaks from 2 very helpful and kind women at Descanso Beach. Although we paid more to explore in this bay, it was well worth it! The sea was choppy so we only spent an hour exploring the coast but it appears less crowded and safe in this area versus the busy harbor. There were reefs and kelp beds to explore and seals playing near by. The waves caused my niece to feel queasy so she came in before the hour was up. The women renting the kayaks were so nice they charged her 1/2 the rate. After the water adventure we explored the area and relaxed at the bar. While Reggae music played we relaxed and enjoyed the view. We used our free coupon (from the Passport book) for the strawberry smoothie! Next time we will try the buffalo milk. We heard the folks next to us raving about it. Can't wait to return in September! We loved the employees at Descanso Beach...

Visited April 2014
2 Thank malea r
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Burbank, California
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Razzle Dazzle”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

If you are a ritzy kind of person with all the money in the world, this is the place for you. Maybe you want to feel wealthy for a day, just make sure you have the money to experience this. My husband and I felt very out of place. We checked out their beach chairs and discovered it was $75 for the day and $200+ for a cabana. I'm not the kind of the person to pay money to plant my butt in a chair unless I was being entertained. There is a bar area and a patio where you can order food. You could also bring your own towel or chair and set up on the sand. Great view of the water, but not worth the money for me.

Visited April 2014
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Huntington Beach, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great spot but pricey”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

This beach is really nice. It's a little outside of the main part of avalon, so it's perfect to ride bikes to and hang out. It's very rare in California to find a beach that is allowed to serve alcoholic drinks on it. However, you do pay for that luxury. Drinks are definitely on the pricey side. Also, waiters/waitresses will bring you drinks on the beach, but it takes a while. While we were there we would ask them for another drink when we were only a quarter through the drink in our hand. It took them about the same amount of time to finish our drink as it did for them to bring us a new one (and we aren't fast drinkers). Other than that, it's a great place to visit while in Avalon!

Visited May 2013
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