Cool Treats : Catalina Express

Cool Treats

Frozen cocktails on the beach

After enjoying Catalina's sunshine or a thrilling activity, cool down with a refreshing, frosty treat. From ice cream to frozen cocktails, delight in a variety of icy snacks on your island getaway.


CHILL is a new spot at Descanso Beach Club that serves frozen cocktails to those needing a frosty treat. You can even order the cocktail in a palm tree cup! They offer a variety of flavors including Buffalo Milk, Mango Margarita, Strawberry Daquiri, Jack & Coke and more. Those under 21 can join in on the fun with a virgin Strawberry Daquiri or virgin Piña Colada.

Two women holding ice cream cones

Lloyd’s of Avalon

Lloyd’s has been an Island sweets’ institution since 1941. Visitors and locals flock to this confectionery to enjoy their homemade salt water taffy, fantastic caramel apples, perfect peanut brittle, creamy fudge and scrumptious chocolates. Their ice cream cones are another reason this is a must visit location. With such a variety of flavors, it is impossible to choose just one. Luckily, the cones are big enough to fit at least two.

Fruity Popsicle

Seaside Sweets

Catalina Island’s first paleteria! Seaside Sweets has La Michoacana Premium Paletas in a variety of flavors including Mango Chile, Kiwi, Crushed Oreo, Strawberry, Guava and Walnut to name a few. If you are not familiar with a paleta, they are a popsicle with a milk or fruit base that are a refreshing treat. Seaside Sweets offer a variety of candy as well to enjoy.

Ice cream in a waffle bowl


Looking for ice cream with a little bit extra? Check out the gelato, a rich and creamy homemade traditional Italian delicacy, at Scoops. They carry a wide variety of flavors including Cool Mint Chip, Cannoli Cream, Rose Petal Raspberry and Kalua Espresso to name a few. Scoops also offers a range of ice cream flavors to enjoy beachside.

Frozen coffee drink and Hibiscus tea

Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co

If you need an extra energy boost, Catalina Coffee and Cookie Co has various ice coffees or smoothies to sip on throughout the day. Their Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea was voted as the #1 Best Taste of Drink without Alcohol for the 2018 Taste Around of Avalon.

As you plan your sweet treat foodie experience, we recommend visiting Love Catalina website to see restaurants’ business hours and if you can make a reservation ahead of time.

Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.