The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Alaska Like Never Before

With 6,640 miles of shoreline, you can bet that Alaska has a lot of rocky and rough coast. But beaches, true sandy beaches that you can spend the afternoon playing on are few and far between. Luckily, we have found a handful for you to explore on the Kenai peninsula. No matter where you live in Alaska, a Kenai Peninsula beach road trip is a great adventure to add to any summer plans in the area. Many of these Alaska beaches offer something for everyone: beautiful views, sandy beaches, world-class fishing opportunities, and some of the best sunset views in the state. Summer beach days are always worth the road trip, so head to the Kenai Peninsula to check out these lesser-known beaches. Gas up the car, grab the fishing pole and the bug spray and hit the road because today we are exploring some of the best beaches in Alaska. Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen.

To access an interactive map of this road trip, click here.

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Best Beaches in Alaska

July 28, 2019

What are the prettiest beaches in Alaska?

Although Alaska is not as well known for their beaches as the lower 48, Alaska still has some truly stunning beaches. Some of the prettiest Alaska beaches include Black Sand Beach, Yakuat Beach in Yakutat, The Homer Split, Kincaid Beach, Schooner beach, Happy Valley Beach in Happy Valley, Ninilchik Beach in Ninilchik, and Lowel Point Beach in Seward.

What are the best beach towns in Alaska?

If you are looking for some truly scenic beach towns in Alaska, consider heading to Kincaid Park. It’s just a short drive from Anchorage and will lead you to Kincaid Beach, Anchorage’s only big, sandy beach. Kenai Beach, located at the mouth of the Kenai River in Kenai is well-known for having both world-class salmon fishing and the most incredible sunsets you’ve ever seen in your life.

What beaches have the clearest water in Alaska?

With more than 5,580 miles of coastline, it’s not difficult to find some beautifully clear water in Alaska. Chiniak Beach in Kodiak and Kasilof Beach both offer clear water and incredible views, but Black Sand Beach in Glacier Bay National Park might take the cake when it comes to clear blue water and jaw-dropping mountain views. For surfers, you can’t go wrong with Yakutat Beach, which is known to be a bit of a surfer’s paradise.