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  looking out onto the beach
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  • looking out onto the beach - Seward
      looking out onto the beach
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  • Lowell Point - Seward
  • Lowell Point - Seward
 

This is my favorite part of Seward--it's so beautiful here and during the off season (maybe all year, I can't say for sure), it's quiet. The road, which is muddy, goes about 3 miles to a day use area at a beach. This beach is incredible. At the shoreline, it's rocky and slippery with kelp and algae. But the area from the path to the intertidal zone is an impressive stretch of black "sand". It provides great views out to Resurrection Bay and back toward Seward. On the beach, you can walk to this lone rock outcropping and search for creatures who live in the intertidal zone...we saw an impressive sunflower star right away and a few little crabs. If you go out in the morning, you might be visited by a dog. She lives there and has for years...she's well trained and doesn't mind going into the freezing water to bring you a stick to throw. Very happy, very friendly:)
Lowell Point has a trail up to the upper parking lot through a forest but this too is muddy...there are other trails from here which I'll cover in my Caine's Head tip.

Directions: From downtown Seward, go to the Alaska SeaLife Center and follow the only road that turns off to the right heading toward Caine's Head State Recreation Area. It's not paved and is narrow.
Website: http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/caineshd.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 20, 2007
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