Little Priest Rock

Also known as Second Priest Rock, Little Priest Rock is a large, pointed rock easily spotted near the entrance to Summer Bay. Birds perch on the top and on shorter rocks nearby (many just above the surface of the water). Little Priest Rock attracts many seabirds and shorebirds, including bald eagles, puffins, Emperor Geese, grebes and loons. You might even find harbor seals relaxing on one of the flatter rocks.

Don’t confuse Little Priest Rock with Priest Rock, which is about 4 miles away, on the northern tip of the island. While it likely also has great bird viewing, it’s not as accessible.

Little Priest Rock sits right on the rocky beach, and you can get some great photos of birds on the rock with Ulakta Head and Cape Cheerful as a picturesque backdrop.

Getting There

Summer Bay Road
Unalaska, AK

Take Summer Bay Road north about 3.5 miles to Little Priest Rock. In winter, Summer Bay Road is not always accessible due to snow and avalanches.

Driving Directions