This is a view of the historic Catalina Yacht Club, located in Avalon Harbor, California. This is one of the oldest clubs on the west Coast, formed in 1893 by the Banning Brothers.
It has played host to such Hollywood personalities such as including Tom Mix, Jack Warner, Rudolph Valentino, King Vidor, James Cagney, Jascha Heifetz, and Darryl F. Zanuck.
Catalina is home to two yacht clubs: Catalina Island Yacht Club is headquartered in Avalon Bay and Isthmus Yacht Club is headquartered in the 1864 Union Army Barracks at Two Harbors. Many mainland yacht clubs maintain Catalina stations.
Moonstone is another private cove operated by the Newport Harbor Yacht Club of Newport Beach, California.
Just west of Moonstone Cove is Whites Landing. Whites Landing is home to two yacht club camps, Balboa Yacht Club to the west, and San Diego yacht Club to the east. In the center of the large cove on a 14-acre parcel is a private camp and retreat center called the Catalina Experience. The Catalina Experience hosts numerous youth camps, family camps, group retreats and outdoor education programs. www.kerstenbeck.com