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Address: 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: (800) 626-1496
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Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Descanso Canyon and the clear blue...

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, Sea Trek, and a 32' Climbing Wall. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, Snuba and massages 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.

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A Must Stop

We found Descanso Beach Club on a walk if Catalina Island and stopped for a drink. What a gem, bartenders super friendly, drinks delish and food a nice surprise. Very nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the restaurant on the beach. The food was fresh, hot and delicious! I ordered the cheese burger and a salad. It was a decent portion, fresh and very good. The restaurant has several seating areas and table alone with a nice size bar for eating and drinking. We absolutely loved the food, drinks, staff and scenery....The price... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found Descanso Beach Club on a walk if Catalina Island and stopped for a drink. What a gem, bartenders super friendly, drinks delish and food a nice surprise. Very nice beach, cabana rentals, kayaks and snorkling. Next time you are on Catalina Island stop in. You won't be disappointed!!

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another trip with top notch service on the beach, at the bar and at the restaurant. We spend a lot of time here when visiting Catalina and the service is always amazing. Food, drinks and location impossible to beat while in Avlalon!

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Thank Kim B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Paid for the two lounge chairs, extremely comfortable with full drink service. Drinks are about $10 each and you have to try the mojitos. Changing chair locations is also no hassle in case you need a different amount of sun. As a heads up, chairs are not DIRECTLY in front of the water. They are more on an elevated position... More 

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Emeryville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went there 2x - once for lunch. good hamburgers. good drinks. Good service. Great atmosphere - right on the beach but had a lot of paved area with tables, chairs and umbrellas. the second we went for a late night party!! ABSOLUTELY THE BOMB!!! They have a wonderful area for dancing, drinking and lounging around. It's a 5 minute... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Went for the day with my daughter to take care of some business. Had great weather and so we spent a couple of hours working on our tans and swimming. What a cute place with lots of nice umbrellas and people enjoying the summer. Granted, there isn't a lot of room, but nevertheless it was fun!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We saw a nice bar and went to order a cocktails and! The waiter brought this nice hats as a gift and took our pictures!

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The Descanso Beach Club is a nice spot. We rented chaise loungers, which had great food & beverage service. Love the bar right on the beach. I'm a repeat visitor annually. Catalina Wine Mixer: Again, a logical spot to host the event. The security staff (Phoenix) plus the Descanso personnel could communicate better with customers. Food offerings were average. No... More 

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Buellton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach with showers and changing rooms, clean well kept and it should be... They charge you to use the beach. The drinks were weak and overpriced. It is a little slice of paradise but it kind of ruins your vibe when the beach guy comes knocking for his money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I came here for a little girl's daycation and it was great. We originally were just going to lay out on the sand and just have some drinks from the bar. Boo 👎🏾 lol. While the area is beautiful, the sand isn't exactly the softest so we decided to pay for a couple chairs at the Beach... More 

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