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“quiet and restful” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Descanso Beach Club

Descanso Beach Club
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US$ 134.49*
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim or Los Angeles with Optional Zipline...
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Owner description: 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.
Riverside, CA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“quiet and restful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

was a nice place to visit in the off season but too many things were closed

Visited January 2012
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Cameron Park, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The kayaking is worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Great place to kayak. You see more of Catalina and can see lots of sea life and birds. The rental equipment was very good.

Visited January 2012
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Brea, California
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Rented kayaks for a 2 hour paddle. The rental guys were friendly, we were thankful for the paddle-pants they suggested b/c they kept us warm and mostly dry. Got the pleasure of meeting a pod of dolphins "face-to-face" or fin to fin. Lockers, changing rooms, bathrooms all available, all clean, new, stylish. We were there in the off-season so the restaurant was not open but we brought our own snacks, and got to enjoy the beach and gorgeous weather without crowds or noise.

Visited January 2012
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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great place to descansar.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

Because it was January, the Descanso Beach Club was not staffed, but there were chaise lounges and changing rooms available as well as kayak, snorkel and wetsuit rentals. The unseasonably warm January weather made trips to the beach mandatory!

Visited January 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Clean and Quiet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

THis is a beach at the far end of the i island. It was very clean and quiet. We just chilled in the lounge chairs for a couple of hours

Visited January 2012
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