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 Descanso 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, Catalina Aerial Adventure 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 Beach Club offers high-end amenities such as private cabanas, chaise lounges and a gracious and attentive staff. Reserve your cabana or chaise lounge on our Cabanas & Chaise page.
Descanso Beach Club Events
Beach Party at Descanso Beach Club
Enjoy the beach as the afternoon kicks off with the Descanso Beach Club's Beach Party scene, Catalina Island's only beach party offering. Every Saturday during the summer, we get the party started with a DJ, spinning lively party tunes and every Sunday enjoy live musical performances.
Catalina Island's Adventure Headquarters
The Descanso Beach Club acts as the adventure hub of Catalina Island. As Base Camp for the Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour and Catalina Aerial Adventure, 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? Try night zipping!
Five self-guided, self-paced courses—each made up of rope ladders, log bridges, balance beams, zip lines and other challenging elements—are arranged in beginner (2), intermediate (2) and advanced (1) configurations, offering aerial excitement for everyone, regardless of skill or athletic ability.
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.