Tuxedni Bay: Grizzy Viewing With Little Traffic

Getting There

Wheeled airplanes land on the beach or floatplanes will drop you near the beach, from either Homer (30 minutes) or Anchorage (45 minutes).

The Bears

You’ll find brown bears here, and plenty of them—from a handful up to 20 at a time. Starting in May, they gather here to graze on the protein-rich sedge grasses near the ocean.

The Viewing Situation

This is a large area—around seven square miles—and some guiding companies use boats to cover it. Others will wander around on foot to find bears. The area gets more day trips than overnight visitors, but experiences considerably less traffic than Chinitna Bay.


May 15-July 19


Wheeled Plane



Getting There

Latitude: 60.248356
Longitude: -152.860822