Summertime means beach time in Alaska

With over 30,000 miles of shoreline Alaska is full of secret, and not-so-secret, beaches and coves that offer the perfect opportunity for a variety of activities. From sea kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing or tide pooling where you'll find a variety of unique critters. What better way to access the best beach front recreational areas than through the communities along the Alaska Marine Highway? Or just ask the locals about their favorite hiking trails that lead to hidden coves or pristine beaches where you can find solitude or simply enjoy the sound of the surf.

Camping on the beach along the Homer slough © Wayde Carroll Photography