Italian Gardens, Santa Catalina Island

From Islapedia

Italian Gardens, Santa Catalina Island is a boat-in camp site located on the leeward side of the island between Long Point and Goat Harbor. It is a favorite destination for kayak camping.

There are eleven primitive boat-in designated beach camp sites, all on the lee shore between Avalon and Two Harbors: Willow Cove, Long Pt. Beach; Italian Gardens A,B & C (NOT on the same beach with each other); Goat Harbor; Cabrillo; Gibraltar; Lava Wall; Paradise; and Rippers.


  • 1960 Dale Martineau, 18, drowned while skin diving near the Italian Gardens.