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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” (43 reviews)
“nice beach” (25 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 28 November 2017

Descanso Beach Club is a little pricey but they make it up with staff and atmosphere. The staff is friendly, attentive and welcoming, the atmosphere is classy and sophisticated. The feeling you get when you lounge here is that you are an important celebrity without...More

Thank GregJ1964
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for coming out to Descanso Beach Club.

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Food was so so. Drinks were so so. Double bloody Mary's were served in plastic 10oz cups, and were $19 each. If you go there, realize you are paying for the setting - which is awesome - but waaaayy over-priced

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My friend and I rented lounge chairs for $80. Service was excellent, we devoured several buffalo milks and had a little food. The weather wasn't great but we still enjoyed our day. The property has a gift shop, bar/restaurant, and restrooms where you can shower...More

Thank sofistka
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for spending the day with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Rented two chaise lounges on the beach. Comfortable. Included towel and chair side service for drinks and food.

Thank Hillary R
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for spending the day with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Decent food and drinks. Prices aren’t outrageous if you don’t mind spending a little extra to be separated from the crowds. Bathrooms, showers, lounge chairs, water craft rentals and amazing views. If the weather is good I’ll always be here on a lounge chair!

Thank Travis L
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Travis, Thank you for spending the day with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

All and all a super experience. Our server Joel was great and friendly. The taco trio plate was super along with the chips and salsa. Their version of the pina colada hit the spot and super tasty. Their hamburger definitely satisfied our sons appetite and...More

Thank mcculloch1501
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

McCulloch, Thank you for dining with us at Descanso Beach Club. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Descanso beach was awesome and it was well worth the $10 taxi ride, especially if you are only in Catalina for the day. It takes about 5 minutes or less to get there from the end of the main street (a little bit past Avalon...More

Thank Catrina C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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 15 October 2017 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 14 October 2017 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
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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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