2. Hang Out at the Descanso Beach Club
There are plenty of beaches around Catalina’s coast, but the Descanso Beach Club is the premier spot. The Avalon venue is casually elegant with an old-world charm, and offers the only on-beach bar and restaurant on the island. As a private club, you can enjoy a cocktail with your toes in the sand. You can take part in an abundance of water activities here including kayaking, standup paddle boarding and Snuba. If you’re planning to stay the day, why not splurge on a private cabana that includes a personal concierge and free Wi-Fi. They also offer evening beach parties if you’re looking for nightlife.