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




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Steep streets wind upwards from the flats of Avalon through residential neighborhoods.

(May 16, 2005)


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Chimes Tower Road winds up the hill behind the Casino and connects to Stagecoach Road leading into the interior of the island.

(May 16, 2005)


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Descanso Beach is in the cove immediately west of Avalon, just past the Casino. It has a bar and dining on the beach plus evening parties.

(May 16, 2005)


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The iconic Catalina Casino was built in 1929 by William Wrigley. It houses a movie theater with pipe organ, a museum, and a ballroom that accomodates 3000 people. It has never been used for gambling.

(May 16, 2005)


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The rocky breakwater at Casino Point is a popular entry point for snorkelers and scuba divers.

(May 16, 2005)


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