Summer Bay Road, built in the 1940s to provide military access to strategic coastal defense, gives today’s residents and visitors important access to recreational areas along the coast. Summer Bay Beach, Humpy Cove and Morris Cove are all notable spots where you can beachcomb, fish, hike, camp, and watch for birds and wildlife. Humpy Cove and Morris Cove are also near trailheads for beautiful hikes into more remote areas of the island.

Humpy Cove features a long, sandy/rocky beach and a nearby creek. Salmon fishing is good here, as the name suggests. The Agamgik Bay Trail to Beaver Inlet begins near here, too.

World War II buffs will want to check out remaining World War II defensive fortifications like elephant-steel magazines and the base-end station that overlook Summer Bay and Humpy Cove.

Each August, dozens of young folk descend on Humpy Cove for a week of cultural activities as part of the long-running Camp Qungaayux^ (kuh-NIGH-you, Unangan for humpback salmon). Organized by the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska, this Aleut culture camp teaches traditional skills like weaving, dance, fishing and fish preparation, skin-boat construction, and even seal hunting.

The road to Humpy Cove is closed in winter. Residents look forward to its opening as a sure sign that summer – and summer recreational activities – have arrived.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 53.919583
Longitude: -166.434158

Take Summer Bay Road about five miles (past Second Priest Rock and Summer Bay). The short road to Humpy Cove veers off to the left before you get to the Humpy Creek bridge.