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Descanso Beach Club Dining

1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7410
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

The food was very good, the drinks.... watch out for the Descanso Destroyer..... Wonderful experience.

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Really nice beach and nice set up...chaises are very comfy, of course you pay for them but its worth it. Close bathroom facilities and waiters bring you drinks etc. KInda high priced drinks tho, $25 for 2 cocktails is a bit steep

Thank wildjflippin2016
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Beautiful Ocean front, music, food, drinks and activities. The activities are a bit pricier than other places but for worth it for the location of where you Kyak or anything else. Best Zip Lining!

Thank katherineKabaei
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The beach here is actually very rocky not I given kids would enjoy! They have built a nice sand area close to the ocean! With cabanas and recliners for rent! Chairs not cheap but food and drink were ok! Happy hour was a good value!...More

Thank tj jame t
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Free Shuttle from main beach to Descanso which was convenient and nice. $2.00 person to use the beach and showers even if you do have drinks or lunch. Outside Patios and Bar very nice option and drink service on the beach. Beware if you use...More

3  Thank triptakero25
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful set up. We rented the chaise loungers (book online early). Great service. Good food and drinks. Absolutely great way to spend the day. DJ on Saturdays, live music on Sundays.

1  Thank rockyinafrica
Reviewed 27 August 2016

beautiful view of the water. Fast service and good well cooked fast casual food. The wait staff are friendly and good at what they do. fast service and good fst

Thank Gale N
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited on Saturday afternoon and the place was "happening". Lots of people, loud DJ, and a busy bar. Much quieter Monday and Tuesday when we returned for a drink and the quieter beach vibe. The Buffalo Milk is a nice choice at the bar....More

Thank letsdive07
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Wow.... what a great spot they're built here on the old site of the original St. Catherine Hotel. Good food, good cocktails, good rental toys, Zip Line, massage center, coffee/juice/smoothies, event center, diving hut and Beach Cabana's with service!!! SO nice!!!

Thank BGoddard
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We rode bikes out here when visiting Catalina for the day while on a cruise. It is pretty flat and we rented the fat tire bikes. We had lunch here and had a champagne lemonade that was delicious. We shared the fish tacos which were...More

Thank travelinjep
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Birdie M
27 February 2018|
Response from Birdie M |
Is there DJs that play on the weekends in March ?!
Jacqueline V
3 January 2018|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
Contact them, not me.
26 June 2017|
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Response from FBonesJones | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can make a reservation. I made it through the hotel where we were staying. You may want to make one well in advance of your stay if going over the summer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7410
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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 beachside 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.
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