Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
Yes
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Two Harbors Bay Beach generally acts as the second, and smaller, of Catalina Island's two primary entrance ports. 

Set toward the island's northwest side, Two Harbors is a stark contrast to the busy touristy downtown of Avalon. The town of Two Harbors has no flashy hotels, mostly dirt roads, a single restaurant and a small market where visitors should expect to pay monopoly prices for their food and drinks. With a small pier in the center of the harbor, incoming ferries from the mainland stop here, as well as ferries to and from Avalon.

The small sandy beach isn't great for swimming, but the calm waters are fine for launching canoes or kayaks, and a few picnic tables and benches sit throughout the beach area. A private beach club sits just above the water for those looking to spend an afternoon in a small cabana.

The Catalina Island Company maintains a building at the foot of the pier, where visitors can obtain permits for camping or hiking, and can ask questions or get maps relating to the island's outdoor areas.

For those venturing off the beach, it's a shortish walk to the harbor and loosely-titled yacht club on the other side of the neck of land (the other of Two Harbors' two harbors). A disc golf course and rope swing can be found along the way just past the town playground and park.

There is a walking path between Two Harbors Bay and Two Harbors Campground uphill from the pier.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Access point to the more wild side of the island.

Cons

Limited hours for adjacent businesses.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

ADA accessible
Picnic tables
Snorkeling / SCUBA
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Potable water
Showers

Location

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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