FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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HOW DO I GET THERE?
Check out our Getting Here Page with helpful tips and all the details you need.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
We have some great suggestions lined out for you to make your trip successful here on our What To Bring page.
WHEN CAN I BEACH-COMB, TIDE POOL ETC?
See Activities Page
Beach-combing happens year-round at low tide and you can check the NOAA tide charts here.
Tide-pooling – Year-round at any minus tide you can explore the rich sea-life.
Bald Eagle viewing – Year-Round
DO YOU HOST EVENTS/GROUPS?
Between Beaches is perfect for lighthearted events such as weekend getaways, small weddings, and family reunions. Out of respect for our neighbors’, events do need to be modest as Between Beaches shares MacDonald Spit with local residents. Because of this, Between Beaches is not well suited for partying as noise levels and gatherings need to be held in moderation.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN FOOD/WATER?
There is no food service available at Between Beaches Alaska. Enough food should be brought with you for the duration of your stay. If driving and taking Makos after taxi to us your last grocery stop will be in Homer. We sell freshly frozen Salmon caught by Between Beaches Commercial Fishing (seasonal) If you desire filtered water please bring some, we only provide fresh mountain-fed water.
Small grocery stores are available in Seldovia approx a $60 round trip taxi ride away.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT IN A CABIN?
Most cabins have a 2 person base rate/occupancy and can accommodate an additional person with fee. The Beach House has an 10 person occupancy. Each accommodation has details on capacity in the listings populated throughout the website but you can skip straight to the All Lodging Page here.
WHAT CAN I DO WHILE AT BETWEEN BEACHES?
Between Beaches offers many activities complimentary with your stay including unlimited use of our single and double kayaks, Stand up paddle boards, row boats, access to our private fishing float and rods, hot tub, wood fired sauna, berry picking (seasonal), beach walks, bird watching, wildlife viewing, local hikes, tide pooling (depending on minus tides), beach fires & Kristi's on site art gallery. Paid activities include taking a land taxi to visit the local town of Seldovia where you can arrange a fishing charter, go on hikes, visit restaurants and the historic boardwalk. Other options can be seen on our activity page.
WHICH CABIN IS BEST FOR ME?
Our cabins are designed to suit 2 people comfortably, though if necessary an extra person can be booked in for an additional fee. Please contact us for any extra persons requests. Also The Beach House is recommended for larger parties. Deep dive into the lodging differences on our blog post Which Cabin is Right for you?
Check-in/out time/Water Taxi Time and duration?
11am checkout, 4pm check-in
TBD for water taxi time; Please connect to coordinate Mako's water taxi time.
Arrival and departure times are flexible depending on the Water Taxi Schedule. Check-in/Check-out Times are due to cleaning staff availability.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Yes. There is a $100 cleaning fee per dog, per stay.
HOW DO I GET TO SELDOVIA FROM BETWEEN BEACHES?
There is a land taxi for $60 roundtrip.
IS THE HOT TUB AND SAUNA COMMUNAL?
The Hot Tub & Sauna are on the main property and can be used by all cabin guests. The wood fired hot tub is located at the Beach House and is for exclusive use of the Beach House guests only, Beach House guests can use the sauna on the main property. You will receive more information on the hot tub and sauna on your check in tour of the property upon arrival. We have a sign up sheet so you can book a private slot in the hot tub or sauna exclusively for your cabin. We ask everyone to be please considerate of others.
CAN I BRING MY OWN BOAT/AIRPLANE/VEHICLE TO BETWEEN BEACHES?
Boat: Yes, to note depending on the tides the moorings can go dry. Please contact us so we can share safe route options.
Plane: Yes, we have plane ties in front of the main house on the beach. During big tides we recommend landing Seldovia because there is no high tide beach.
Jet Ski: Jet Skies are not permitted at Between Beaches
You can drive to Between Beaches but only by putting your vehicle on the Alaska Marine Highway, but we do not recommend it as the conditions of the Alaskan Marine Highway are not reliable.
CAN I SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS?
…faint and not guaranteed, great stargazing though! Late Aug-Sep