Put a Drink in Your Hand and Your Feet in the Sand
This beautiful cove and beach is located just beyond the Casino
. It is one of the last private beaches in California with public access. The pristine water beckons, promising the best swim of your stay.
Morning hours are serene. The pace quickens as the day progresses, the restaurant and bar get busier and Descanso becomes the hottest place to be in town. Great food and beverages can be enjoyed with table service at Descanco Beach Club Restaurant
, Catalina's only seaside restaurant, or delivered to your beach towel. Margaritas anyone?
The Club has easy access to snorkeling, kayaking, the Catalina Climbing Wall
, Sea Trek, Snuba and the Zip Line Eco Tour
. Our imported beach sand is gentle on feet and gives guests a beautiful and comfortable place to relax in the sun.
Descanso recently went through a complete remodel and transformed the Beach Club with upgraded facilities and new high-end amenities such as private cabanas, chaise lounges and a gracious and attentive staff. Luxury cabanas are also available with your own personal attendant. Reserve your cabana or chaise lounge by calling us at 310.510.7410 or book on our Cabanas & Chaise
Descanso Beach Club Events
Enjoy the beach as the afternoon kicks off with the Descanso Beach Club's Beach Party scene, Catalina Island's only beach nightlife offering. Every Saturday during the summer, we get the partied started with a DJ, spinning lively party tunes and every Sunday enjoy live musical performances.
Sunday – Thursday, 5 pm to 7 pm, with 50% of all drinks.
Enjoy half-priced drinks paired with gorgeous views at Descanso Beach Club!
Descanso Beach Activities
Catalina Island's Adventure Headquarters
The Descanso Beach Club acts as the adventure hub of Catalina Island. As the Zip Line Eco Tour's Base Camp and with a clean and pristine waterfront, this private beach club has something special for every guest.
Starting almost 600 feet above sea level in the hills overlooking Avalon, this 3,700 foot zip line is comprised of 5 heart pounding zips across Descanso Canyon, flying towards the ocean on the last one! Want an even more extreme experience? Highlights include:
The new 32-foot climbing wall towers above the Zip Line Base Camp at the Descanso Beach Club. Try the 8 separate climbing routes, designed from the easiest to the most difficult. Routes are color coded for difficulty, race your friends or challenge yourself!
Descanso Beach Ocean Sports
Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, or DBOS, has a great selection of sit-on-top and touring kayaks and a selection of Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs). Guided kayak excursions are available every day, and all expeditions are led by skilled kayak guides trained in first aid and CPR. Emphasis is on the Natural History of Santa Catalina Island, its original inhabitants, and its ecology. For more information, please call 310.510.1226.
Participants with little or even no swimming ability can have the opportunity to experience the thrill of underwater exploration. A guided Sea Trek tour is ideal for people on vacation who don't have a lot of time to invest in specialized underwater training. Call: 310.510.2350.
Massages by the Sea
Located at the Descanso Beach Club, Massages by the Sea
combines the gentle sounds of the beach with the indulgent and relaxing atmosphere of our beach location. The therapists are trained in restoring your energy, healing your mind, body and soul, and leaving you with a feeling of balance and wellbeing. For more information call: 310.510.3331.