By Lynn Lopez
Since hearing the name Alaska tends to conjure images of mountains, rivers, and cold, crisp weather, one can understand why it’s hardly the first place people think of when deciding to go on a beach holiday.
But believe it or not, this magnificent state offers plenty of beaches for everyone’s enjoyment.
Keep in mind, however, that you should expect different kinds of activities on Alaska’s beaches and that you definitely should expect more than just the usual partying!
- Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell offers you a great opportunity to take a look at the carvings on the beach’s rocks; the beach has a total of forty petroglyphs. Apart from being a beach, this is also recognized as a State Historic Park.
- Yakutat is known more for its great fishing, but its beaches at Monti Bay are gaining recognition as a spot for cold water surfing.
- Buskin Beach on Kodiak Island offers plenty of opportunities to observe local wildlife, go camping, and enjoy the cold water.
- Monashka Bay is only several minutes away from Kodiak City, so you can be instantly treated to a lush haven and cold waters. The place is also known as Whitesands due to its pale sand.
Apart from swimming, kayaking, hiking, and fishing, the beaches in Alaska are also great for whale watching. Next time you plan a beach holiday, consider straying from the usual choices and see for yourself what Alaska has to offer.