I walked away for a couple of minutes, came back and the line was about 10 people, not distanced, and was going to take a good 20-30min to work through. Lunch: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Sunday - Friday), 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Saturday) Tacos & Tequila Happy Hour: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Sunday - Friday), 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Saturday) Note: cabanas & chaise lounges are closed for the season, but you can still join us for lunch on the dining deck! though. Plus, it has three different difficulty levels to choose from, ensuring there is something to challenge everyone from kids to athletes. It’s open from 10-5 and the chaises ran, Descanso Beach Club is set on the nicest beach in the Avalon area. I believe that this place could have done a little better with the outside menu as it does have a reputation to uphold. 4 stars though for the beautiful locale and drinks. Nice vibe. Challenge yourself on the rope ladders, balance beams, and ziplines at the Catalina Aerial Adventure park. and have a few drinks, I went back for dinner on Friday night and had the best steak I have ever had, great price and even better flavor. You truly feel like you are at a 5 star resort. But honestly, I don’t see the appeal of the town of Avalon of the beaches there. In normal times, probably the best thing about the place would be the bar. There was generally a real lack of outdoor tables. There weren't very many people, so I was able to make my order and find a table. As a native Catalina Islander, he made jokes, helped us find our way, and definitely made us want to come back for an entire weekend!!! You can go to dozens of SoCal beach towns for a better experience. You can sit at the many comfortable chairs and order lunch and enjoy the view without renting a chair for $50. It wasn’t just Julian, Robert and José... it was all the boys making us feel like we were local on the inside track of Catalina Island. Don’t come to Avalon thinking you’ll be running out of your hotel to the beach. There are big signs everywhere telling people to wear masks and stay 6 meet apart but about a third ignored this. I'M GONNA MARRY IT!" Beachfront dining, private cabanas and comfortable chaise lounges at Descanso Beach Club. So we, (elderly) asked to sit in the OPEN shaded table area and was told no then put into the SUNSHINE as the teens were placed in the shade. Wifi is on the house at Descanso Beach Club, so bring along your tablet or laptop. It’s also one of Southern California’s last beaches open to the public, where you can have a drink in your hand and your feet in the sand. That's probably the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Descanso Beach Club. We had a nice location on the porch-like area above the beach. There are big signs everywhere telling people to wear masks and stay 6 meet apart but about a third ignored this. Your group can sit comfortably at Descanso Beach Club, a local restaurant. Bravo, Johnathan! 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Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant? So we, (elderly) asked to sit in the OPEN shaded table area and was told no then put into the SUNSHINE as the teens were placed in the shade. Now replace the pool with the ocean. Thank you for leaving feedback, and we truly apologize for your experience with us. We use cookies to improve your experience and to analyze the use of our website. The gift shops on this side of the beach are just beautiful. The place is very nice. We are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! Those wishing to enter the water may benefit from reef shoes or other protective footwear. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Canada. There is a poor excuse for a beach in the downtown and another one about a 10-minute walk up the coast to Descanso Beach. The food was great and the view was picture-perfect!! Food was good, Service was above-average. With regard to COVID, there were many non-compliant people on the ferry and around downtown. I guess we did not "fit" their stereotype? Response from VisitCatalina, Manager at Descanso Beach Club, Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Is this attraction a good place to visit on a, Is this a must-do if you are travelling with a, Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for, After walking over and checking out the Descanso Beach club on our first day in Avalon it looked so NICE that we decided to buy 2 chaises for the following day. Stroll along the waterfront past the iconic Casino to Descanso Beach Club. We’ve been going to Catalina for decades. View a list of what's open on Catalina Island including hotels, trails, moorings, tours and activities, restaurants, services,... Once you arrive in Avalon, you’ll quickly discover that it has a very pedestrian friendly downtown. Also, refused a cup of water (with our pricey drinks) and brought pricey bottled water even tho next table got cups of water. Literally the best staff. Beto greeted us with a wonderful smile, gave us our wrist bands and directed us to our cabana. Our server Vanessa M. was very friendly and...nice, we truly enjoyed talking to her and finding out more about the island from her recommendations. Serene morning hours on the Club's soft imported sand give way to afternoons of sun-drenched fun on the beach, where you can enjoy signature food and drinks delivered to your private cabana, chaise lounge, beach towel or ocean-view table. Couldn’t pick a better place to spend the day in Catalina! Not his fault with indecisive people. The staff was taking all the necessary safety precautions, we got seated right away up on the balcony to get a full view of the Club. So friendly and accommodating. Love Catalina Island, the Catalina Island Tourism Authority. Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for Descanso Beach Club at 1 St Catherine Way, Avalon, CA 90704. nice, we truly enjoyed talking to her and finding out more about the island from her recommendations. We appreciate your feedback and would like to learn more and have the opportunity to turn your experience around. Lunch with a beautiful view is a must!More. Also, refused a cup of water (with our pricey drinks) and brought pricey bottled water even tho next table got cups of water. !More, The Adventure Buddies has lunch at Descanso Beach club and it was great! Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant? I'M GONNA MARRY IT!" But it was a COVID nightmare. The Cobb Salad was mediocre at best. Except for the Bluewater Grille and Toyon, it was a wasted weekend. Perhaps I have and elevated palate but the food was not good at all. Some of the restaurants had outdoor dining, but some were only open for dinner. more. Don't miss our Tacos & Tequila Happy Hour: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Sunday - Friday), 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Saturday). Yes, you can make a reservation. Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Descanso Beach Club. 2 Tacos (Carne Asada, Carnitas or Roasted Veggie) & 1 Margarita with Chips & Salsa for $10! Part of the beach has a full-service restaurant and bar with a free beach in front of it, while the other half is a club with cabana, Man we just chilled all day at the Descanso beach club. Beto greeted us with a wonderful smile, gave us our wrist bands and directed us to our cabana. So friendly and accommodating. Bravo, Johnathan! Looking for light catering... beach party perhaps. Beachfront dining, private cabanas and comfortable chaise lounges at Descanso Beach Club. The Catalina Museum (which looked interesting) was closed. Descanso Beach Club Dining. It was scary. Beautiful of the ocean and pleasant area to just unwind and rest. The second time I went, there was only one bartender, taking a very long time.