West Beach

Returning south of the road to the airport (Seppala Avenue) and west of the Nome port, the beach front area offers a good view of the marine waters of Norton Sound and the barge docking area built of quarried rock from Cape Nome. Depending on the season, the open ocean view will be punctuated with passing flocks of eiders, brant, scoters, murres, auklets, cormorants, and other seabirds. Hugging the breakwater rocks or near the beach, look for several species of loons, harlequin duck, and red-breasted merganser. Terns may pester you as you walk the beach and gulls of varied species will launch into flight. Be watchful for Aleutian tern sometimes mixed with Arctic tern in this area.

Getting There

Latitude: 64.50106
Longitude: -165.43897
Driving Directions