12 facts about Catalina Island that will surprise you // Matador Network

TWENTY-SOME MILES off the coast of Southern California lies an island famous for glass-bottom boats, epic scuba and snorkeling spots like Lovers Cove, and panoramic views of the Pacific. Santa Catalina Island is its official name, though any local will call it Catalina. Those fleeing the city tend to land right here, and it’s easy to see why.

A ferry ride of about an hour gets you to Catalina’s beaches, relaxing cabana-side with a drink in hand or prepping for a hike from ocean to sky. But before you go, look beyond the seaside exterior — you’ll see there’s plenty more to discover about this little watery oasis.

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