What is now a stunning example of west coast design, perched on beautiful Cordova Bay Beach, began as an ice cream stand and general store in the early 1920s and evolved to a hot spot for dinner and dancing in the 1940s. Known then as McMorran’s Pavillion and run by the McMorran family for generations, it was the fashionable place for dining, dancing and celebrations of all kinds. Our parents and grandparents jitterbugged, jived, danced the Twist and performed disco moves on the maple-sprung dance floors. Over the decades until 2008, McMorran’s Beach House hosted hundreds of celebrations, weddings and gatherings including legendary New Year’s Eve Galas and spectacular buffets.
Today, the Beach House continues the legacy of McMorran’s by embracing its history. The famous maple-wood floors have been refinished. A 1940s bottle of whisky found in the roof rafters found a new home in the belly of the contemporary iron fish sculpture that hangs above the bar. Even an old pine table from the McMorran’s kitchen and the original grand piano from the dining room have been lovingly restored and are being used today.
With its stunning ocean vistas and views down Cordova Bay beach, patrons will enjoy amazing west coast fare in a comfortably elegant setting.