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Avalon’s relaxing beaches are conveniently located within walking distance from the city’s many hotels and restaurants. Easy additions to any day in Catalina, Avalon’s beaches are filled with soft sand, warm sun, and gentle surf. Most are close to restrooms and all feature good swimming. Make sure you watch at least one sunset from one of these beaches.
Located on the far side of the Avalon Casino, Descanso Beach is a picturesque two tiered, private beach with great swimming and lots of activities. Part of the Descanso Beach Club, the beach is a great place to snorkel, kayak or swim in the crystal clear water. Restrooms, outdoor showers, dressing rooms and chair/umbrella rentals are available.
Descanso Beach Club
Descanso Beach Weddings
South Beach sits just to the right of the Green Pleasure Pier, within walking distance to food, shopping, restrooms, and lots of activity. With plenty of sand, a gentle sloping ocean floor and lifeguards during the summer, your day at South Beach has all the makings for a perfect vacation day.
Middle Beach sits on the left side of the Green Pleasure Pier. Just like South Beach, Middle Beach is scenic and relaxing, as well as being within walking distance to food, restrooms and shopping. During the summer, lifeguards are on duty.
Step Beach is a bit north of the Green Pleasure Pier. Smaller than Middle and South Beaches, Step beach has a small strip of sand that flows directly into deeper ocean waters. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.