Ben Weston Beach on Catalina Island is located nearly mid-way between Avalon and the town of Two Harbors, California. It is accessible only by boat from the mainland, as you might imagine given it is on an island off the Pacific Coast. Its most unique feature is the uniting of the water and the delightful seaboard, creating quite an uncrowded vista. The beach has great surf and attracts a lot of surfers. The water here can, however, be dangerous due to the presence of sharks and rocks. Ben Weston is a white sandy beach perfect for families and building sand castles.
If you're looking to enjoy the local culture and cuisine this is a good place to go to, thanks to the wonderful restaurants in nearby Avalon. Ben Weston Point and Little Harbor are also places you could visit.
Outdoors recreation is bountiful. Some of the exciting stuff you can do are boating, swimming, and fishing. There's an old World War Two bunker near the top of the footpath which is where Ben Weston, an army officer assigned to this beach, kept watch for enemy craft.
There aren't many places to stay in the vicinity of the beach but if you're willing to drive a little distance you could probably find a place to stay. If you want to be on the safe side reservations to hotels like the Catalina Canyon Resort and Spa can always be made before hand.
It's best to visit this beach in the summer months as May and September are part of the rainy months. However Santa Catalina Island is wonderful to visit all year round.
Ben Weston Beach is accessed primarily by boat (or rather a dinghy from a large anchored boat) which is an experience in itself. It is a 14-mile strenuous hike from Avalon to reach the beach if you don't take a boat.