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“Lots of Activities!!”

Descanso Beach Club
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US$134.49*
and up
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 2 July 2014 via mobile

Although this isn't the best beach for little children because the shoreline is so rocky, it is the perfect location for anyone wanting to snorkel, kayak or float around in the water. If you plan to sit on the sand, you'll get charged $2 for each adult, but you'll have the use of clean restrooms, a bar and a patio with food service. I haven't personally eaten here, but we did order some virgin piña coladas for the kids and they were great. If you want to kayak, this is definitely the place to go!

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stopped in for a couple of VERY PRICEY cocktails. The location & view were amazing. The prices were very high. They are doing construction so we listened to hammering & sawing in addition to the ocean. They could offer lower prices during construction to compensate for the noise.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Want to have a luxury day at the beach. Indulge yourself. But the cabanas are expensive. You can book all kinds of water excursions here as well.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Private beach club open to the public, because it is considered "private" you can bring your own alcohol. Very pretty and relaxing.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We spent a very lovely Saturday ensconced on Descanso Beach! This is a private beach. You may only visit by renting beach chairs. They only rent them in pairs and it costs $70 for the day. Well worth the money! I would recommend reserving the chairs in advance. We scooped up the last set for Saturday on Friday afternoon. We heard lots of people being turned away throughout the day because they were already full. The chairs are then yours for the day, beginning as early as 11:00 and through the afternoon until 5:00. The day we were there MANY people did not show up to use their chairs, or only came for an hour or two, so the beach was very quiet and relaxing. The price of the chairs includes towel and water service. Our little beach boy was super sweet and attentive. This summer the restaurant is being redone, but they are serving kabobs and their little deck. For $20 you receive two kabobs, shrimp, chicken or beef, and two side orders. My husband and I split one order, each receiving one kabob and one side and it was plenty of really good food. You place your order through your beach attendant. When we return to Catalina we will definitely spend another day at Descanso Beach.

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