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Black Sand Beach

Prince William Sound, Anchorage, Alaska USA

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“Serenity on a remote Alaskan beach”

Black Sand Beach is a popular place for sea kayakers to camp in Prince William Sound. Look for them standing on the beach! It will give you some perspective on how enormous the surrounding glaciers and mountains are. With water cascading down from the hanging glaciers, sea life playing among the ice bergs and a commanding view of Barry Arm, Black Sand Beach is one of the most spectacular beaches in Alaska. The significance of this beach it its proximity to the tidewater glaciers. After a five minute paddle from Black Sand Beach, one can explore the massive rocks the Coxe glacier has exposed after retreating a 1/4 mile. With so much ice calving off, a kayaker can end up moving more ice that water with each stroke of the paddle. Black Sand Beach is 1/4 mile long, with icebergs frequently stranded on the sand . At low tide, it is possible to walk the coastline past the length of the beach allowing for great exploring missions. Due to the large beach it can accommodate many campers. With the geography protecting you from the wind, this is a paddlers paradise. This beach is located just 60 miles from Anchorage. At this beach, you will see tidewater glaciers, waterfalls, green hillsides, and wildlife you won’t find at the zoo. If you look into the water or around you, you will see that the ten-thousand-foot peaks are reflected in the beautiful icy blue water. At this beach, one of the most popular things to do is to go kayaking. Remember, you’re in Alaska so this isn’t the beach that you want to go sport your new bikini at. Bring warmer clothes than you generally would to this beach.

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Black Sand Beach

Prince William Sound
Anchorage, Alaska

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