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Two Harbors

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Two Harbors

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For the Minnesotan city of the same name, see Two Harbors (Minnesota).

Two Harbors is a small village with a population of about 250 people that lies right on the isthmus of Santa Catalina island. Two Harbors is a popular boating destination for Angelenos due to its protective natural cove. Yet, it provides isolation in a beautiful natural setting. It can be used as a base for other activities, such as kayaking, diving, and hiking.


The weather resembles the rest of Southern California, with a dry and mild climate that can be enjoyed year-round. Highs are generally around 78F and lows around 43F.

Get in[edit]

Two Harbors is accessible by private boats or via the ferry from Long Beach or San Pedro.

Get around[edit]

The three most popular options are: kayak, bicycle and feet. There is also a back country day tour available for rental using a Hummer for transportation on the West End's dirt roads. A Safari Bus (passenger van) provides intra-island transportation to Avalon, Santa Catalina Airport, Little Harbor, and the trailhead at Black Jack Junction.

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Camping at Hermit Gulch, Little Harbor, Blackjack, Parson's Landing and Two Harbors. More info

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • The Two Harbors General Store is about the only source of goods and foods in the West End of Catalina. It is open year-round.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Harbor Reef Restaurant open year-round in Two Harbors. Tel. (310) 510-4233
  • West End Galley for quick and casual sandwiches and snacks

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Harbor Reef Saloon

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Banning House Lodge, (310) 510-2800, 11-room inn with rooms ranging from $125 (off season) to over $250 (peak season).
  • Catalina Cabins, (310) 510-2800 economical accommodations available from November through April.

Get out[edit]

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