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The small town of Avalon is nestled in the valley above its harbor about some twenty miles west of Los Angeles, it is virtually unknow and uncrowded. An ideal getaway from LA.

21 miles long and less than a mile wide at is norrowest point, Catalina Island elevations range from sea level to 2,000 feet. The population is around 3,000 inhabitants.

With a ten year waiting list for a gasoline powered vehicle, golf carts of all sorts are the main way of island transportation for the residents.

Quirky facts

1. Air Tower controller usually chase away bison from the runway
2. There is a Casino with no gambling
3. There is a Bell Tower with no Church
4. 86% of Catalina Island is off limits
5. Catalina Island is owned and protected by the Santa Catalina Island Conservacy
6. Herd of Buffalo (American Bison) started from a group which were first brought as movie extras in 1924.
7. Bald Eagles are also found here along with two other species found nowhere else in the world; Catalina Island Fox and the Beechey ground squirrel.

  • Last visit to Avalon: Aug 1996
  • Intro Updated May 2, 2006
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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    I live in California, and have never heard of this town. Are you sure this is in California? It looks like somewhere on the Mediterranean.

    • kiwi's Profile Photo
      Jun 2, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      At the top of the page, shows the the location in Calif, for sure:

      North America> United States of America > California> Avalon >
      Gypsystravels's Avalon Travel Page

    • briantravelman's Profile Photo
      Jun 2, 2014 at 6:07 PM

      Thanks, Kiwi. I can see fine. I was making a joke, because it does look like the Mediterranean.

  • cjg1's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2006 at 2:04 PM

    Great updates babe.

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2004 at 1:47 PM

    no writing on yur travel trips...?

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