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Descanso Beach Club

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1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 800-626-1496
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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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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lounge chairs” (41 reviews)
“nice beach” (24 reviews)
“nachos” (15 reviews)
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1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 800-626-1496

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Downtown Avalon can be a little hectic. There is no real place to hang out by the beach and relax. While visiting the casino we decided to keep walking and bumped into this place. It's beachfront with covered tables and a bar. We have officially...More

Thank JuanOquendo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The young waitstaff were wonderful. Knowledgeable about the menu, friendly and patient. The menu is varied but not necessarily exciting. The food was well prepared and well presented. Nice wine choices and good Margaritas. It is after all a beach club and has nice beach,...More

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fab night at the festival, the location was amazing, comfy beach chairs and welcoming and professional bar staff and runners. It's a shame the jazz festival didn't let the beach club provide the food, the bar menu looked amazing!

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Descanso Beach club last week with a group of friends. We stopped by one afternoon and the chairs were full so we reserved for the following day. The following day ended up being rainy but staff members Pablo and Tom were very accommodating...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Descanso Beach Club at the end of August and had an AWESOME time! Tom helped us check in and offered amazing service, and Klarke was our waiter. There's not enough good things I can say about Klarke! Tom was the man, he...More

Thank bryeds78
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Nice swimming area. Beach average size for that area of the island. Live music was fabulous. Long walk from town. Be prepared.

Thank Cou G
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Cou, Thank you for coming over to Descanso Beach Club. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 21 August 2017

After falling in love with Catalina Island, we thought our vacation couldn't get any better. Then we rented a cabana at Descanso Beach Club and were lucky enough to be served by Joel. He went out of his way to get us anything we wanted......More

Thank Tom W
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Tom, Thank you for coming over to Descanso Beach Club. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We always choose a day while we're here to book chaise lounges on the beach here. Very comfortable plus food and drink service great way to relax!

Thank Donna W
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Donna, Thank you for coming over to Descanso Beach Club. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Spend a day here under the beach umbrellas and beach chairs or just hang out on the beach . We took a helicopter to get to Catalina island which is a great way to start the day . So fun !! Then we rented a...More

Thank gianna k
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Gianna, Thank you for coming over to Descanso Beach Club. It sounds like you had the perfect day on Catalina Island! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were unable to get a cabana or lounge as they were sold out, but we spent a couple of hours at the restaurant on the beach. The food was fine and drinks better, and they didn't rush us. Waitress was excellent (wish I could...More

Thank 85Chester
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Chester, Thank you for coming over to Descanso Beach Club. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Pothu R
8 October 2017|
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Response from MikeinMalibu | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so
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daredevilulu
15 August 2017|
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Response from Jaime P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lulu, There is a small beach and you are able to put a towel down for like 2 dollars a person and access the beach and ocean. Hope this helps!
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Kaismommy
5 August 2017|
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Response from dave k | Reviewed this property |
The dive park at the casino is incredible but can get a little crowded. Same with lovers cove. Off Descanso go towards Hamilton cove and it's pretty nice. The hovers around 68-70 I didn't need a wet suit it was comfortable... More
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