Fodor's Expert Review Descanso Beach Club

$$ Avalon American Fodor's Choice

Set on an expansive deck overlooking the water and a few boats, Descanso Beach Club serves a wide range of favorites: grilled burgers, street tacos, clam chowder, salads, and layered nachos, along with the island's sweet signature cocktail, Buffalo Milk---a mix of fruit liqueurs, vodka, and whipped cream. Firepits and chic beach cabanas add to the scene, as does the sound of happy and terrified screams from the zipliners in the canyon above the beach. There is a shop to purchase beach items, and a stand to rent kayaks and snorkel equipment.

American Views Casual Lunch Brunch Quick Bite Family Fodor's Choice Outdoor Romantic $$

Quick Facts

1 Descanso Ave.
Avalon, California  90704, USA


Known For:
  • Tropical beach vibe
  • Scenic views
  • Chic cabana rentals

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