Alaska August 27, 2016
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 places below are all very different from one another and yet they all have one common denominator; awe-inspiring beauty.
1. Homer Spit – Homer
The "halibut fishing capital of the world" is pretty incredible for lots of reasons, but the beach community during the summertime is totally the cats meow. Have a fire, make new friends and enjoy stunning views overlooking Kachemak Bay in the distance.
2. Lamplugh Glacier – Glacier Bay National Park
3.3 million acres of rugged natural beauty cannot possibly be explored on a day trip. Say overnight and find yourself falling in love with a Alaska on a whole new level, once you fall asleep under the stars.
3. Resurrection Bay – Seward
Before heading out on a multi-species fishing trip or a Kenai Fjords tour, be sure to enjoy some of the best beachside camping on The Kenai, Alaska's Playground right in downtown Seward.
4. Turnagain Arm – Hope
This peaceful little town is perfect for escaping the crowds and completely unwinding. Camp on the beach and be prepared to wake up to one of the most awe-inspiring sunrises of your life.
5. Kasilof Beach – Kasilof
Kasilof beach is an excellent place to enjoy all year long. In the summer many flock for fishing and camping. In the wintertime this beach is an excellent spot to soak in a sunset.
6. Pybus Bay – Admiralty Island
In a place where the bears outnumber the human population, be sure to be prepared for some big furry visitors at your campsite. But don't worry, the spectacular views are worth braving all the local critters.
7. Glacier Island – Prince William Sound
Paddle around Prince William Sound via kayak and camp on a private island. There is no better way to unwind than to have a whole island to yourself with stunning glacier views in the distance.
8. Kenai Beach – Kenai
Camping during dipnetting season can get pretty wild, but once your freezer is full you'll realize that it was all totally worth it!
9. Kukak Bay – Kodiak
Whether you're visiting Kodiak for fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing or just an epic scenery tour, be sure to take advantage of some of the best (secluded) beach camping in the state, island style!
10. John Hopkins Inlet – Glacier Bay National Park
There is nothing like dipping your toes in a black sandy beach while viewing glaciers in the distance. It doesn't get more 'Only in Alaska' than this, folks! Pretty darn incredible!
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