Here’s an interesting fact about Avalon, the single town on Catalina Island: It has the only beach in California where you can see the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean.
On the other hand, it’s nearly impossible to see the sun set from Catalina unless you take a boat to the western side of the island, which is what we did on the first night of a recent visit.
The Sunset Seal Rocks Cruise leaves Avalon Harbor each evening at the optimum time to give passengers a ring-side seat for nature’s celestial show. The hour-long cruise also affords views of the island’s rugged coastline that are inaccessible except by boat.
The sunset cruise is just one of many outdoor activities available on Catalina that offers ways to have fun while social distancing during these less-than-normal times.