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best beach area

Tucson, Arizona
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best beach area

Coming in with 4 teen girls on a cruise. Where would be a good place to enjoy the beach for a couple of hours. how cold will the water be in Sept.? Any place to rent lounge chairs

Moorpark, California
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for Kauai, Catalina Island
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1. Re: best beach area

You might want to check out Descanso Beach. There is a restaurant and other amenities. I've never hung out there but it seems popular:

visitcatalinaisland.com/avalon/poin_descanso…

You can aslo hang out at the beach right in down town along Crescent Avenue but I've never seen rentals of loounge chairs. The water will probably be in the lower-mid 70's. It's not super warm in the Pacific!

Edited: 21 August 2011, 08:02
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2. Re: best beach area

I wouldn't let your daughters anywhere near the beach at Avalon. It is and has been the #1 most polluted beach in California for years. huffingtonpost.com/2010/…Avalon_Harbor_Beach

Since the beach is right there where all the boats anchor in the harbor, there is no surprise that the water is dirty.

Avalon, California
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3. Re: best beach area

The main beaches in Avalon that everyone sees when they are walking down the street are currently polluted, but once you walk out a little ways past the Casino, there is Descanso Beach Club that opens at 11. Descanso is a private beach club so there is a 2 dollar fee as you walking in but it is the perfect beach to lounge on and maybe order some lunch. This beach is very clean and there is ever a place to rent kayaks and inner tubes at and the plus side is, the water is still warm enough to swim in! You can call in advance and rent lounge chairs or even your own privet cabana for your group.

Edited: 23 August 2011, 18:57
Moorpark, California
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for Kauai, Catalina Island
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4. Re: best beach area

My husband competes in the Catalina Triathlon every November and he would NEVER swim in the bay if it was as poluted as the article states. I mentioned this to him last night and he did not believe what the article states. He has competed in this triathlon for the last several years. Beleive me, if it was even close to be poluted, he would not even dip his big the in the bay.

Brentwood...
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5. Re: best beach area

The water in Avalon consistently gets the worst ratings when they do water quality checks. Budget cuts may have stopped those.

I would avoid the beaches there and go to Descanso Beach instead.

Tucson, Arizona
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6. Re: best beach area

Descano Beach it is. Thanks

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