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Descanso Beach Club at Catalina Island


One of the most popular destinations for families visiting Catalina Island to have a beach day is the Descanso Beach Club. The beach club has everything that families could desire for a family beach day. There are cabana rentals, luxurious beach chair rentals, kayaks, snorkel gear, turquoise water and ocean front dining.


The beach club offers a complimentary shuttle from downtown making it easier for families to visit. Once you’re at the beach club, it is complimentary to sit on the beach surrounding the cove. The cabanas and beach chairs are available at an additional charge, and we recommend reserving them in advance (especially on weekends, summer and holidays).



We arrived at the beach club after spending the first part of our visit touring the island on a golf cart. We found a table at the restaurant right on the water for lunch. I sat at the table enjoying the beautiful views while the children splashed and played in the water.



Once our lunch arrived, the kids came out of the water to eat with me before heading back into the crystalline waters. For lunch, I had the most amazing yellowtail tacos (that even my kids enjoyed). The kids savored the goodness of their delicious kids meals. Our friends at Trail Mixed Mom weren’t lying when they said that Descanso has the best buffalo milk! All the food was fantastic, and the view was amazing.





The beach club has a nice changing rooms, bathrooms and gift shop. There is also plenty of grass for your kids to run around and an ice cream shop to get a sweet treat before heading home.




If we had more time before having to return to Orange County, we would have rented a kayak from the beach club to explore more of the waters surrounding the island. There is also beach gear rentals available at the beach club too.


When planning a family beach day at Catalina Island, the Descanso Beach Club has everything your family needs for a perfect family fun day.

Open Daily from 11:00AM – 4:00PM

March-May / Chaise Lounge Pair $75-$80 / Cabana $250-$352 / Presidential $400-$600

June-Sept. / Chaise Lounge Pair $75-$80 / Cabana $250-$352 / Presidential $450-$650

Holidays / Chaise Lounge Pair $80 / Cabana $375 / Presidential $650

Reservations are available online or by calling (310) 510-7410.

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