Coastal Vacations - Visit Catalina Island : Catalina Express

Coastal Vacations - Visit Catalina Island

Island coastline

Taking a trip to the beach can create lifelong memories. Whether you want to stroll on the sand, kayak on the ocean, or hike alongside gorgeous shores, Catalina Island is the ultimate place to take a coastal vacation. The Island is entirely made up of astonishing coastlines that you can see perfectly on a clear day. It’s a place where you can slow down and enjoy delightful hotels, restaurants, markets, shops, land and ocean activities, and island landscapes. Regardless if you’re desiring unadulterated ocean views, unbelievable scenery, scarce crowds, and uninterrupted serenity, coastal vacations on Catalina Island will bring you ultimate relaxation.

Coastal Vacations with Surrounding Serenity

Coastal vacations on Catalina Island are unique because vacationers have the option to make their experience as peaceful as they want. In additional to the plethora of pristine hotels, visitors have the option of coastal vacation rentals. Hamilton Cove is a peaceful community located on the coast. These are condos for rent – many of them have waterfront views. It’s an area where you can have an entire abode to yourself. There is no traffic and no waking up to cars – some of the streets even prevent golf carts so that the area remains completely undisturbed. These vacation rentals and Catalina Island at large are defined by their beauty and calmness. Whether you’re staying in a hotel or a vacation rental, coastal vacations on Catalina Island are going to be more peaceful than any other coastal vacation located near cars and cities. This type of tranquility is exclusive to an island experience – especially an island as delicately preserved as Catalina Island.

Coastal Vacations with Elegant Experiences

If you desire a coastal vacation that is strikingly luxurious, Catalina Island has everything you could possibly need. There are high-end hotels, lavish restaurants, and elegant services. There are many affordable places to stay and dine as well. The nice thing about Catalina Island is you can make your coastal vacation as luxurious as you want.

One of the best things to do on Catalina Island is wake up and watch the sunrise. Witnessing the rising sun from the Island is amazing and unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. The colors are different, the skies are vivid, and the ocean backdrop is unparalleled. You simply can’t compare it to any other sunrise. Scenery enthusiasts love getting up early, grabbing their coffee, and sitting on the beach as they watch the sunrise. The sunsets are gorgeous too. The sky above Catalina Island is just so much clearer – there is absolutely no smog to taint the view. Everything on the Island is crystal clean. You can breathe and experience fresh air everywhere you go.

If you decide you want a nice dinner to accommodate the sunset, there are many waterfront dinner spots with full visibility of the sky. Antonio’s, Bluewater Grill or Steve’s Steakhouse and Seafood have great views. You can have a glass of wine or a Buffalo Milk and close the day with the most breathtaking sunset of your life. Other wonderful places to enjoy sunrises and sunsets on Catalina include Portofino Hotel and Descanso Beach. The Avalon Hotel and Aurora Hotel also has a roof-top deck that features sweeping ocean and city views.

If you’re heading to Catalina Island and want to experience an amazing sunrise, the 6:00am boat ride on Catalina Express is unforgettable. Vacationers who get up early to boat over to the Island are awarded with a beautiful intake of unleashed colors that look like the sky and ocean are on fire.

Coastal Vacations with Adventurous Activities

Coastal vacations on Catalina Island are not only serene and elegant, they are adventures. Visitors can have their dream adventure vacation with zip lines, kayaks, jeep tours, and more. There’s a brand-new experience called Aerial Adventure. It’s a ropes course where you’re literally walking through a forest of Eucalyptus trees. There are also two eventful escape rooms: Catalina Pirate Challenge and Escape Room Catalina.

The surrounding serenity, elegant experiences, and adventurous activities make Catalina Island a distinguished place to take a coastal vacation. Many couples choose Catalina Island for the honeymoon of a lifetime. Other couples take an easy trip to the Island right before their wedding to get away and separate themselves from the stress. Some couples even do “mini-moons,” or long weekend getaways after the wedding in order to save up money and vacation time. Regardless of the occasion, Catalina Island’s remarkable island experience is perfect for families, friends, and group retreats.

When the coast is calling, Catalina Express can get you there. Begin your dream coastal vacation today by making a reservation on board Catalina Express!

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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.