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About Lava Wall Beach on Catalina Island in Avalon, California

Lava Wall Beach is a boat-in camping area on the north shore of Catalina Island. The names comes from the rock wall behind the beach that looks like red lava rock.

The only way to get to Lava Wall Cove is by boat or in a kayak. Boating companies can shuttle you to the boat-in beaches and sea kayaks can be rented nearby in Avalon or Two Harbors. There are no toilets or running water at this beach and camp fires are prohibited (camp stoves are ok).

Reservations are required to camp in this cove. Learn more about the permits and rules of boat-in camping on Catalina. Snorkeling and scuba diving is possible at both ends of Lava Wall Beach.

The Catalina Express boats depart daily to Catalina from the mainland in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Dana Point.

North Shore
Avalon, CA 90704
Park Name
Catalina Island Conservancy
Pet Details
No dogs allowed
Fees required for camping
Kayaking, Boating, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving
Boat-in Campground, Picnic Tables
Map of Lava Wall Beach on Catalina Island
Avalon, US
9:21 pm, May 21, 2024
temperature icon 57°F
L: 55° H: 58°
Feels like 55.87 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:49 am
Sunset: 7:51 pm
Humidity 83 %
Pressure1014 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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