Expansive Cannon Beach is good for beachcombing and contains remnants of WWII gun placements and other military hardware. Hike it at your leisure.


Yakutat offers prime fishing from March to October. Fly fishers head for the Situk River, a couple of miles east of the airport, for the steelhead salmon runs in spring and fall. Yakutat Charter Boat Co can organize fishing trips.


One of the few communities in the Southeast facing the open ocean, Yakutat gets big waves and has thus started to attract a small surfing scene. Its nerve center is the Icy Waves Surf Shop. Beware: this isn't a place to learn to surf and the water temperature rarely climbs above 50°F.