Descanso Beach's crystal clear water makes it a popular place for snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming.

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Expert Review of Descanso Beach

Beach Review of Descanso Beach

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Descanso is away from Avalon's busy center, located just north of the landmark Avalon Casino (a historic building with a ballroom and theater—not a gambling establishment). It's popular with swimmers, sunbathers, snorkelers, and kayakers.
  • This is the home base of Descanso Beach Ocean Sports and Catalina Island Kayak Expeditions. You can rent snorkel gear, touring and sit-on-top kayaks, short and long wetsuits, and sign up for kayak excursions.
  • The beach is part of the Descanso Beach Club, but it's not private. When you're finished playing in the water, head to the open-air patio for drinks and music.


Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 310-510-7410
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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