Below are some of the best live Catalina Webcam video streams along with a short narrative about each location.
The two most populated regions of Catalina are Avalon Bay and Two Harbors. The total number of people that call Catalina home is only about 4000. The remaining part of the island is rugged and sparsely populated. Therefore most of the webcams are located in these two, higher populated areas.
Located just north of the Casino, and within easy walking distance from the ferry landing, Descanso beach is a great place for swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding or just relaxing on the beach. It has easy beach access and the water is calm and clear. Descanso beach has full facilities including changing rooms, showers and restrooms plus a full line of equipment rentals. This webcam can be controlled by selecting one of several preset positions or you can select the viewfinder from the menu and select any position that you want. You can also display full screen and zoom in or out.
Two Harbors is located on the northeastern side of Catalina island. Known for being less crowded than Avalon, this is a great destination for hiking and relaxing. Two Harbors has some very nice bed and breakfast lodging plus camping sites. This web cam view is looking northeast towards the harbor from the surrounding hills. The webcam can be fully controlled, either by using, quick access, preselected positions or by selecting the viewfinder mode and selecting any position. A zoom feature is also available.
Live view of Avalon Bay from the Catalina Express ferry landing. Watch people come and go from the Catalina Ferry.
This is a fixed position camera with a live streaming video feed.
Avalon Harbor is the central location for arrivals and departures to/from Catalina. The harbor is on the back side of the island, usually protecting it from the Pacific Oceans wind and waves.
Avalon is known for its easy going lifestyle and has numerous restaurants and unique boutique hotels, most with beautiful views of the harbor and surrounding hills.
Rising more that 400 feet from the Pacific, this Catalina webcam, perched on the top of Mt Ada, probably has the best view of the island and the harbor town of Avalon. This camera provides a still image that updates periodically or upon demand along with pan and zoom controls.
For a complete list of ferry departures to Avalon and Two Harbors from the mainland ports of Long Beach, Dana Point and San Pedro, please visit the Catalina Express page.