Buskin is a beach along a river, the river is a fave spot for fishermen. It has a beach house you can rent up on the cliffs, and it's actually a state park too, so you had better behave there! On warm summer nights this spot usually plays host to countless local barbucues and parties.
Yes, some of the sand is actually normal beach colored here. I think it's actually volcanic ash, but what the hell. This is a party beach, of course my parents didn't believe this. Image their surprise when they decided to go camping here on a sunny Friday night (yes a sunny night- this is the land of the midnight sun) in July. About midnight they had to pack everything back up and ask a bunch of drunken party goers to move their trucks so that my dad could back our white van past the bonfire and back into safety. The drive to get here is great too, you have to drive past a really good spray paint art piece of a green John Wayne.
Roslyn was the best beach if you wanted to pretend you were actually in Hawaii. It has a long graceful curve with lots of beach grass and trees for shade. The tidal area is shallow for a good couple miles out, so some good waves are able to roll up, and also the water is a bit warmer. I think you are most likely to see Bikinis here, or if not here at..
Take a drive to Monashka Bay! There are a few small beaches along the way. When you get to the end of the road there is a bigger beach called White Sands. You can guess why? There are Picnic tables set up in the trees near the beach and there is a good clean toilet there too!! Also there at the end of the road is a trail which is nice long hike that is fairly well marked. You can see more pictures of the Monashka Bay area in my Travelogues!!
You can find the fossils near where you will park your car but if you walk down the beach to your left you will see lot's of clamshells imbedded into the rocks. You can also find lots of weird rock formations.