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The Avalon Waterfront
Santa Catalina Island, California


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The Dinghy Dock on Avalon Bay

The Dinghy Dock on Avalon Bay

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.

Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 16, 2005
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Harbor-view deck at Antonio's Cabaret

Harbor-view deck at Antonio's Cabaret

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

Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 16, 2005
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Step Beach on Avalon Harbor

Step Beach on Avalon Harbor

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

Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 15, 2005
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Misty morning on Crescent Drive

Misty morning on Crescent Drive

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

Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 16, 2005
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Glass bottom boats at the Pleasure Pier

Glass bottom boats at the Pleasure Pier

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

Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 16, 2005
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The Pleasure Pier, Avalon Bay

The Pleasure Pier, Avalon Bay

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.

Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 16, 2005
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South Beach on Crescent Avenue

South Beach on Crescent Avenue

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

Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 15, 2005
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On a catamaran ferry at the Catalina Express dock in Avalon

On a catamaran ferry at the Catalina Express dock in Avalon

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

Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2005
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