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Descanso Beach Club

#1 of 24 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Avalon Features Animals
1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 800-626-1496
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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 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%
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“buffalo milk” (21 reviews)
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1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 800-626-1496

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The adjacent bar and restaurant made it a better choice for us than Crescent Beach. Only a 5-min short walk past the Casino from town. Cabanas we're pricy at $400 per day and chairs and umbrellas we're $80. We stayed at the Portofino hotel which...More

Thank jboyd170
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't do the Catalina beach gig without them! Worth every penny. Great staff, good food and drinks, fantastic all around.

Thank Tcervellone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We would have loved to rent a chair if it wasn't so expensive to do so. But the snorkeling was very reasonably priced and the scenery was beautiful!

Thank Jeana J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You've got to try the Buffalo milk drink it's excellent Goes Down Easy well actually a little too easy LOL

Thank Masgonzalez63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have to say we stumbled upon this gem and went back 2 days in a row! Mike Fekete was such an awesome server, he made me and my wife super comfortable and was accommodating in every way. Ask for Mike's section! Get there early or...More

Thank Jackson Z
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place to hang out with friends. But it's sometimes hit or miss if they are open. This year they were closed a lot. Tried 3 times when they were said to be open, but no luck.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This place is nice and quiet with a nice outdoor restaurant. The beach is a few steps away. The service was great. Another place to visit while in Catalina Island.

Thank yokohamamama
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is a private beach club that adds about $2 to your first drink and then makes you a member. The beach is beautiful, they have many water toys to rent and cabanas to keep you out of the sun. A very picturesque spot!

Thank baldeagle46
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

My lady friends and I get to spend several weekends during the year and always make our way to Descanso. This time we had a spectacular time in a cabana and were treated like royalty by our wonderful server/personal attendant Jose O. Greeted us with...More

Thank sclarebeck
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to take a golf cart ride to the beach club. We were able to hang out on the beach and watch the surf. There are restaurants and a couple of shops. All in all it was a great day.

Thank ladc2001
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Samantha W
Are there stand-up paddleboards for rent? How much do they cost?
9 July 2016|
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Response from Gumshoe2000 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know.
Gary L
how much is it to use descanso beach
20 June 2016|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
No charge unless you want to rent chairs etc or eat food at bar
Gary L
what is the cost to use the beach
20 June 2016|
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Response from 262beth | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry I haven't answered you before now. The beachclub does charge. Please look at the catalina island website or google descanso beach club for more info.