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Santa Catalina Island, lying the closest of the group of southern Channel Islands to mainland California, has peaks reaching 2,000 feet above sea level. The island is 22 miles long and eight miles across at its greatest width. Located 22 miles off the coast, Catalina falls under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County with most of the island being owned by the Catalina Island Conservancy. The year-round population Avalon is approximately 3,600 with almost 85 percent living in the city of Avalon.

Rich in history and offering many new things to discover and explore, Catalina Island is the perfect escape for visitors from Orange County with its quick and easy access via boat or plane.

To protect the Island, the use of motor vehicles is restricted with only a limited number of registered cars allowed. Most residents manage their transportation on golf carts and visitors can hire a taxi from Catalina Transportation Services.

Please join us on the following pages to find out about
Catalina Island lodging, Catalina Island hotels and places
to stay in and around the city.

Within our pages you will find Catalina Island entertainment and Catalina Island attractions. We proudly showcase the finest Catalina Island shopping and Catalina Island services to suit every lifestyle. For Catalina Island dining, we have a list of great restaurants either in the city or near by . We are also dedicated to presenting the best of Catalina Island business and professional services to meet your needs.

If you're interested in the history of Catalina Island, it can be found along with Catalina Island general information, Catalina Island educational resources plus Catalina Island real estate and housing information for both residents and visitors alike. Annual events in Catalina Island and links to local organizations in Catalina Island are listed so you may participate in all the city has to offer.

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