Unalaska Island Travel Guide

  • Looking into Summer Bay
    Looking into Summer Bay
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  • Eagles!
    Eagles!
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    A Glance over the water
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    Looking north on Unalaska island 2 more images

    by HasTowelWillTravel Written Aug 26, 2008

    Summer Bay is the most beautiful spot in Unalaska that I've found so far. It curves back away from the open sea, creating a small shoreline that extends either direction, both rugged and tranquil at the same moment. The sounds of the town fade away, and you're left with the pounding of the ocean. Eagles nest there, small wildflowers and berries abound. The bay actually tucks itself inside the land, forming what would normally be thought of as a lake but it is connected to the sea. There are few actual trails, but plenty of room to roam around and explore.

    Note: this land is controlled by the Ounalashka Corporation. A Land Use Permit must be obtained to use the area. You can find their office at 400 Salmon Way in Dutch Harbor. If someone stops you and you don't have a permit, you can generally pay for it right there. Permits are $6 per person, $10 per family.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Adventure Travel

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    Priest Rock

    by HasTowelWillTravel Written Aug 26, 2008

    A rock which hailed as a pinnacle for returning seamen, this unique formation is still used as a beacon today. It is covered in small vegetation, and stands at the headwaters of the Iliuliuk and Summer Bays.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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