15 Little Known Beaches In Alaska That Are Ideal For A Summer Outing

If you don’t immediately think of surf and sand when you think of Alaska, get ready to have your whole perception changed. With more coastline than any other state in the nation, measuring out at approximately 5,580 miles, it’s only natural that these little known beaches in Alaska will be some of the most stunning in the entire world.

And guess what? We haven’t even gotten to the best part yet; many of our beaches are totally secluded! That means that you can can literally relax and unwind with the mere sounds of waves crashing in the background without litters of people stumbling over you. It’s a brilliant and breathtaking thought and Only in Alaska is it actually achievable. You will never look back after checking out these 15 little known beaches in Alaska that’ll make your summer unforgettable. Summer in Alaska never looked so good!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

How many of these little known beaches in Alaska do you plan on visiting? Have you been to any of them before? Let us know in the comments below!

If you want to get out and explore Alaska’s beaches further, check out The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Alaska Like Never Before.

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Lesser Known Beaches In Alaska

July 10, 2020

Can you swim on Alaska’s beaches?

Of course! The water may be a little colder due to our location, but you can absolutely swim on the beaches in Alaska. A couple things to look out for: if you are in an area with mud flats, do not go onto this sandy looking areas. They are more comparable to quick sand than the beaches you are used to, and you may get stuck. The tides come in very quickly and that is not a good situation to be in!

Do people in Alaska surf?

They absolutely do! There are many beaches in Alaska known for their great surfing, including Yakutat, Bishop’s Beach in Homer, and Surfer’s Beach in Kodiak. Kodiak is known for their good surfing and reliable wave breaks on many beaches on the island. Some people choose to wear a wetsuit when surfing, especially in the winter months.

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