Virtual Guidebook to the Channel Islands of Southern California
Avalon Waterfront
Santa Catalina Island California




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When the harbor is packed with moored boats in summer the dinhy dock buzzes with activity. It is flanked by two Catalina instituions, look right to the Tuna Club, left to the Catalina Island Yacht Club.

(May 16, 2005)


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Restaurants and bars line Crescent Avenue along the waterfront. Antonio's offers balcony seating over the water.

(May 16, 2005)


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Step Beach, midway between the Pier and the Casino, offers a sandy area for sunning and play, and safe swimming in the harbor.

(May 15, 2005)


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Summer fog is not uncommon on Catalina, but it usually burns off by midday.

(May 16, 2005)


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A yellow submarine and several glass-bottom boats afford visitors an underwater view of Avalon Harbor and vicinity.

(May 16, 2005)


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Avalon's Pleasure Pier was where the SS Catalina, the "great white steamer" docked on its daily round trips from Los Angeles. It ran from 1924 to 1975.

(May 16, 2005)


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South Beach is between the Pier and the ferry terminal, at the east end of Crescent Avenue.

(May 15, 2005)


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On the top deck of the Catalina Express catamaran ferry. The service to Two Harbors often stops also in Avalon.

(May 19, 2005)


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