I love Alaska's beaches. But for us they are 400-500 miles away and we just don't get to go very often.
Due to Josh's work schedule we usually visit Soldotna in the winter or early, early spring.
And whenever we can we visit Soldotna, we try and visit the beach. But in November, March or early April the beach isn't as welcoming to us as it was in July.
With the beach about to be taken over by dip netters (think mobs upon mobs of people) we made sure we visited the beach before our trip to Kodiak.
Because the combination of the sunshine, the sand in our toes, the mountains and volcanoes makes my favorite kind of beach day to enjoy.