The Tiny Beach Town In Alaska You’ve Never Heard Of But Need To Visit

Gustavus is ideally situated on Icy Strait, in southeast Alaska, and a short flight by air taxi from Juneau. Adjacent to the Tongass National Forest, with 360-degree views of snow-capped mountains, Gustavus is a little slice of perfection. Surrounded by Glacier Bay National Park, this tiny beach town is a gateway to endless adventures on the brilliant blue waters spiked with splashes of playful wildlife and glacial ice falling into the sea. This area is far from warm, but it is perfect for a getaway to walk the beaches, kayak the ocean and deeply relax. Try out Gustavus, the tiny beach town you need to visit.

Gustavus, Alaska
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