10 Spectacular Spots In Alaska Where You Can Camp Right On The Beach

With 6,640 miles of coastline in Alaska, it’s pretty much a given that we’d have some incredible camping spots right on the sandy beach. Throughout the last frontier you’ll find that some of these camping spots are easily accessible while others are a bit more off the grid. The 10 awesome beach campgrounds in Alaska listed below are all very different from one another and yet they all have one common denominator; awe-inspiring beauty.

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Beaches in Alaska

April 12, 2023

Are there beaches in Alaska?

Yes! While Alaska's Arctic locale makes it quite different from the California Coast, Hawaii, or The Outer Banks, the fact is that there are tons of beaches in Alaska. Alaska's tidal shoreline measures over 46,600 miles, in fact -- longer than the shorelines of all the Lower 48 states combined! As a result, Alaska boasts lots of beaches that, while not exactly places for sunbathing or surfing, do offer a rugged, Last Frontier kind of beach going experience. Some of our favorite beaches in Alaska include:

  • Chiniak Beach – Kodiak
  • Kasilof Beach
  • Black Sand Beach – Glacier Bay National Park
  • Nome Beach
  • Homer Spit
  • Eagle Beach – Juneau
  • Kenai Beach
  • Yakutat Beach
  • Kincaid Beach – Anchorage
  • Montague Island
  • Tonsina Beach – Seward
  • Lena Beach – Juneau
  • Clam Gulch Beach
  • Gustavus Beach


What's the best beach for camping in Alaska?

While all of the above locales are great for beach camping in Alaska, our favorite spot to pitch a tent on the shoreline of the Last Frontier would have to be Kachemak Bay State Park. With nine yurts available for nightly rental in the Kachemak Bay State Park area, visitors have plenty of unbelievable options to choose from. These unique yurts are located at Kayak Beach, Quarry Beach, Haystack Beach, Right Beach, Halibut Lagoon, China Poot, Tutka Bay and Humpy Creek. Leave the tent life behind you and enjoy a wood stove and comfortable sleeping arrangements. Kachemak Bay Yurts has many different options for sleeping in this awesome area!