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3 Mile Beach/Surfer's Beach

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Spending the day at 3 Mile/Surfer’s Beach


Planning your trip to Kodiak might be a little hard when you don’t really know all the details of what you can do. There are so many places to go and things to see! I would recommend taking a day to spend at the beach. What can I do? I’m here to give you my personal look into what you can do at 3 Mile Beach, located in Pasagshak.

3 Mile Beach, or locally known as Surfer’s Beach, is located roughly 40 miles out of town. The 40 miles will take you down the winding roads of Kodiak where you have a chance to see the real beauty of Alaska’s Emerald Isle. If you decide to leave in the morning, I would recommend having breakfast at one of our local restaurants that offer breakfast. The Shelikof Lodge and Monk’s Rock Coffeehouse & Bookstore offers breakfast as well as a few local joints around town. Before you start your drive out the road, I would also recommend stopping by the local grocery store to pick up some food—don’t forget the s’mores!

As you start to drive, you will start to notice how the road system gets greener and greener. You’ll also be able to drive by the largest Coast Guard station in the world and some of Kodiak’s many beaches. You might even find some other visitors lounging around and camping on a beach. There may also be some fisherman casting their line on the edge of the river bank trying to land a fish or even cattle grazing the grass on the side of the road.

When you finally make your way over to Pasagshak, you will be able to see and feel the beauty that Kodiak sparks. Gather some beach wood and start a small bonfire so you make roast your marshmallows for the s’mores or you can go and comb the beach for something unique to where you are from. I can usually find a few people out in the water surfing the waves, hence Surfer’s Beach, or some kids playing in the sand and even hiking around. Personally, I like to lounge around and eat my lunch and snacks while watching my son dominate his sand castles. Occasionally, I’ll take him for a walk and let him swim in the stream that leads down to the ocean.

For dinner, you have a few options to choose from. You can cook what you brought from the store over the open fire and enjoy it as the sun sets late into the night (usually after 10 pm it starts to get really dark) and then pack up and go back into town. Another option is to stop by the Olds River Inn Restaurant & Lounge so you can eat dinner at a restaurant all the locals rave about. I would personally go that route since their crusted halibut is to die for! (If you had read my blog post from a few weeks ago about the Olds River Inn, then you would know what I’m talking about). Last but not least, you can head back into town and eat dinner at one of the restaurants there.

Photo taken at 10:09 PM from Surfer's Beach May 29, 2015

Although 40 miles is a long drive, you will absolutely marvel at the scenery and the fresh air you breathe in. You will not regret spending that extra time driving down the road system and may even get to spot a ton of wildlife creeping through the vast forest that they call home. If you need additional information or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the office!  (907) 486-4782 or (800) 789-4782

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