Located on the outskirts of Seward, there is a small beach that our family loves to visit every time we come to this small town on the edge of Resurrection Bay. It has gorgeous scenery with the mountains rising up out of the bay, and the beach is covered with beautiful rocks. This is Lowell Point Beach – one of my favorite places in Seward, Alaska.
Rocks, Not Sand
One of the things I’ve had to get used to in Alaska is that many of the beaches are rocky beaches instead of sand. Different, but no less beautiful. My kids love to build “rock castles,” search for the prettiest pebble, and toss rocks into the surf. It also tends to be far less difficult to get the kids clean after playing on a rocky beach than a sand beach!
Lowell Point Beach can be a jellyfish treasure trove. When we went there in September, there were literally dozens of jellyfish washed up on shore. My children loved using their boot-covered toe to nudge the jellyfish back into the water and safety. And as parents we loved using it as a science lesson! Oh, and taking pictures. Lots of fun pictures were taken during that adventure.
Watch for Other Wildlife
There is SO much wildlife to be seen from Lowell Point Beach! We have seen whales, bald eagles, sea otters, sea lions, and seals from this beach on various visits. You can also see all sorts of birds from here. It’s a science and nature lesson packaged and handed to you to present to your kids.
This pretty much goes without saying, but this is one of the most picturesque places out there. The beautiful Resurrection Bay with the mountains looming behind it takes your breath away. Everywhere you turn is an absolutely gorgeous photo waiting to be captured. Be sure to bring your cameras.
Getting to Lowell Point Beach
To access Lowell Point Beach, you must head south out of Seward on Lowell Point Road. The lower parking lot of Lowell Point State Recreation Area is off of Pinnacle Road. This parking lot is a $5 parking fee, or is covered by the Alaska State Parks pass. The parking lot is about 400 feet from the beach through a flat field, so it is an easy stroll over to play with your family at this location.
Head on over to check out our other Seward recommendations for family friendly-fun. And be sure to let us know if we missed anything or if you have any questions in the comments!