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Fossil Beach

Fossil Beach near Pasagshak Village on Kodiak Island, Alaska is a beautiful 1-hour drive south of the city of Kodiak through Kodiak's lush rural countryside.

The Kodiak archipelago has a wet climate, so visitors are advised always be ready for rain. Kodiak is also known as the Emerald Isle, and is extremely lush. The water is always cold, which is very refreshing when one is out in the sun all day. Fossil Beach does have some streams that pool into warm water for the little ones to enjoy on warm days. Average temperature is 55.2 in August.

Activities at Fossil beach include windsurfing, looking for fossils, picnicking, whale –watching and flower picking. The Pasagshak area is spacious with rolling hills, stretching beach, and long grassy prairie.

High cliffs and a beautiful open ocean view allow visitors to sometimes see whales, birds and foxes. With some searching wild Iris blooms can be found as well as Shasta daisies and other wildflowers.

Nearby Alaska campgrounds can accommodate RV’s or tents. Alaska Parks and Recreation maintains the campground. A small village also has a few places for weekly rentals. There are no restaurants nearby so be sure to pack a lunch. Kalsin Bay Inn is the nearest restaurant, about a 40 minute drive from the beach.

Pets are welcome to join you so long as they are under control (by leash or voice).