Our Mash tents provide you with the basics. You will have a large tent cabin that sleeps up to 14 people, 7 bunk beds w/mattresses. Your tent is walking distance to the beach and the camp store. We have bathroom and shower facilities. Bring a fitted sheet, your sleeping bag, and toiletries. Due to COVID protocols please provide your own hand soap and hand towel. At night whe
Our Mash tents provide you with the basics. You will have a large tent cabin that sleeps up to 14 people, 7 bunk beds w/mattresses. Your tent is walking distance to the beach and the camp store. We have bathroom and shower facilities. Bring a fitted sheet, your sleeping bag, and toiletries. Due to COVID protocols please provide your own hand soap and hand towel. At night when all is quiet, gaze up at the stars, listen to the waves crashing on the beach. Remember you are now on Island Time!
Things to note:
TRANSPORTATION FROM AVALON TO WHITES LANDING: (Face coverings are required on all transports)
GREEN & WILD SHUTTLE: Late Morning and Late afternoon departures from Avalon to Whites Landing and morning and afternoon departures from Whites Landing to Avalon. Please message us your arrival and departure times for your Catalina Express reservation and your preference and we will direct message your shuttle time. Cost is $90 each way per trip for up to 6 people (after 6 ppl it will start again at $90). Transportation will be either by boat or car at our discretion. Please message us your preferred transport times after booking. Reservations must be made 72 hours in advance.
HIKE OR BIKE INTO WHITES LANDING FROM AVALON: The hike from Avalon to Whites Landing is beautiful and scenic. The hike is about 10 miles with different elevations and does require a permit from the Catalina Island Conservancy. The hike usually takes about 4 hours please text us before you leave Avalon and do not hike at dark!
WILDLANDS EXPRESS AIRPORT SHUTTLE: This Shuttle will pick you up at the Trailhead in Avalon and transport you to Black Jack Junction and the Whites Landing Gate and you can hike down to camp. This hike is just 3 miles down and again very scenic. Tickets are $20 each per person and reservations are required through the Catalina Conservancy Trailhead office. Shuttle usually leaves Avalon at 4:00 PM.
Catalina Shore boat offers transport of $180 per trip
THINGS TO BRING: (No dollies or wagons allowed - all gear must be hand carried in on one trip)
- Clothes and a Jacket
- Sleeping Bag, Twin Size fitted sheet, Pillow
- Refillable water bottle
- Toiletries – please include a small hand soap, and hand towel to take back and forth to the bathroom during this Covid period.
- Face covering (while on transportation vessels)
- Beach Towel
- Food – While a continental breakfast is included and full breakfast is available on-site (coffee, tea, muffins or bread) – you can bring your own food or buy from our camp store.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 10AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 12% off
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If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
The Catalina Express dropped us off in Float 3 in Avalon, and I couldn’t tell whether we were in Mykonos, Venice, or on the Amalfi Coastline. Then a staff member drove us about an hour (faster on the private boat they also offer!) inland through a natural preserve into a private island paradise nestled in between mountains with hundreds of acres of conserved land surrounding it.
There were a variety of accommodations at the camp. They have a different assortment of glamping canvas tents with beds inside and a few glamping cabins that have beachfront views. During our time there we all slept like rocks to the sound of the Pacific waves crashing onshore.
Def worth jumping off the camp’s private dock to take advantage of the camp’s snorkeling, SUPing, or private tours. Or just hanging out with the other guests. My friends did some sunbathing out on the dock in the afternoon, they mentioned it was a pristine spot and the dock almost rocked them to sleep :)
The best cell service is by the showers and bathrooms. Be sure to remember your shower shoes and to stop and feed the camp’s turtle, a piece of lettuce or two around dinner time. Check in with a staff member before about what the food options are during your time there. There might be a possibility of a camp cook providing meals or you may be responsible for your own food. It’s always a good idea to bring lots of snacks though and any beverages you would like :) I’d recommend stocking up at the Vons in Avalon before you embark to the camp, because that’ll be the last place you’ll be able to buy things.
All the staff members were incredibly welcoming and helped us feel right at home as soon as we arrived. Definitely recommend coming here to truly immerse yourself in an escape from everyday life in a gorgeous Mediterranean environment.
Semi-pro tip: You can check in bags for the day for $5/per bag at the lockers near where the ferry arrives if you plan on hanging out in Avalon.