Alaska Waterfront Homes for Sale



Most of Alaska is surrounded by water. To the north and northwest, respectively, are the Beaufort Sea and the Chukchi Sea, both of which merge into the Arctic Ocean. To the southeast is the Gulf of Alaska, which blends into the Pacific Ocean. The Bering Sea is to the southwest.

Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of all the oceans. It lies almost entirely above the Arctic Circle and is extremely cold and covered in ice most of the time. It is divided into two basins, the Eurasian Basin, and the North American Basin, by the Lomonosov Ridge. The outlets for this ocean are the Bering Strait, between Alaska and Russia; the Davis Strait, between Greenland and Canada; and the Denmark Strait and the Norwegian Sea, between Greenland and Europe. This ocean is home to fish, seals, walruses and whales due to its low temperature. The center of this ocean is covered by an average 10-foot-thick polar icepack that extends outward during the winter months, doubling in size and extending to encircling landmasses. Open seas surround the icepack during the summer months but it never completely disappears.

Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest of all oceans. It covers about 28 percent of the global surface and is 15 times the size of the United States. During the winter, sea ice forms and many ships are also subjected to icing from October to May. The Pacific Ocean is home to marine life forms such as sea lions, sea otters, seals, turtles and whales. Economically, the Pacific Ocean offers accessible, relatively low-cost sea transportation, extensive fishing grounds, offshore oil and gas fields, minerals, and sand and gravel for the construction industry and more than 60 percent of the world's fish come from the Pacific Ocean.

Gulf of Alaska

The Alaska Current and the Alaska Coastal Current take over the Gulf of Alaska. These currents function as pathways for organisms and the resources upon which they depend. A few inlets, such as Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound, protect organisms from the strong currents. This gulf contains many large glaciers and icebergs that are carried to sea by the strong currents.

Bering Sea

The Bering Sea is one of the largest marine ecosystems in the world. It is between Siberia and Alaska. To the north, it is connected to the Chukchi Sea and Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait; the Pacific Ocean lies to Bering Sea's south, past the Aleutian Islands and the Alaska Peninsula from which the islands trail. The Bering Sea is home to many large birds and marine animals, such as fur seals and whales. The sea's temperature increased over the past 50 years, reducing certain fish and marine animal populations. This worries people in the fishing industries, as this sea has been one of its major sources of fish.

Beaufort Sea

The Beaufort Sea is north of Alaska within the Arctic Ocean. It was named after the British rear admiral Sir Francis Beaufort. The sea covers about 184,000 square miles and the average depth is 3,239 feet, but it plunges as far as 15,360 feet down. The sea is frozen solid in the central and northern area with the coastal icepack opening in August and September. Whales and sea birds are two of the most common animals found near Alaska in the Beaufort Sea. In 1986, many petroleum reserves were found in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, which is within the this sea.

Chukchi Sea

The Chukchi Sea is also within the Arctic Ocean, northwest of Alaska. This sea contains a shallow floor that provides nutrients and habitat for animals such as walruses, ice seals, whales, sea birds and polar bears. This sea is home to a tenth of the world's population of polar bears. The changing climate, causing temperature to rise, is affecting the population of polar bears, because the melting ice is making it more difficult for them to hunt for food. As the sea ice continues to melt, many oil and gas companies are interested in drilling in that specific area.

Pristine 5 acre Ocean Front Property with commercial dock in place.

Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway County, Alaska

5.4 acres with 675 linear feet of ocean beachfront that also boasts a salmon stream. Located on Gravina Island about 15 minutes by boat from Bar Harbor. A beautiful beach with front row seats to view the Aurora borealis, whales, sea lions and all the sea life Southeast Alaska has to offer. There are multiple building locations and options to build your cabin or vacation home. Presently, the owners have a building area that is cleared with a "Cougar Creek Timber Frame" home ready to be assembled on site. Included with this property is approximately one acre of State Commercial Tidelands (ADL 108961) with 16" steel pilings in rock sockets that were installed in 2019 and a 1,536 sq. ft. dock attached with commercial pins and hoops. The commercial dock could be used as an outpost for a tour company, commercial fishing or mariculture operations. A wide trail from the Gravina Road cul-de-sac to the property was put in to move equipment and materials to the build site. The property is surrounded by Ketchikan Gateway Borough Future Development property that is proposed to become a greenbelt. It's a very unique opportunity as well as a beautiful lot that offers a wide range of possibilities for any buyer.

Scott Nall , Gateway City Realty, Inc.

5.00 ACRES
South East Alaska, Wadleigh Island Compound

Klawock, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area County, Alaska

Wadleigh Island Compound featuring a 2,100 sq. ft. main single story home with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and Great Room. Each bedroom has 2 queen beds, one being handicap accessible. The cabin is two stories, approx. 600 sq. ft. with a 2-bed sleeping loft upstairs, a kitchen, 1 bathroom, pantry and living room downstairs. The 2-story guest house is equipped with a kitchen, living room, bonus room, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. More than enough space for your entire family or a partnership with friends. Beautiful sunset views and abundant wildlife out the front door. Fishing for all species of salmon and halibut. Whales are a common sight and you may even see another human on occasion. Just 20 minutes by boat from Craig, this property offers much, much more than your average off-grid home or cabin.

Scott Nall , Gateway City Realty, Inc.

1.88 ACRES
Remote living at its FINEST. 3 / 4 acre lot on Meyers Island in Meyers Chuck.

Meyers Chuck, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area County, Alaska

Beautiful 3/4 acre lot on Meyers Island in the Community of Meyers Chuck. Salmon, shrimp, halibut and crab are all available out your front door. Surrounded by pristine hunting area. In a protected cove with great dock or float potential. Myer's Chuck has a large community Dock and a great group of Summer residents. This is a sportsman's dream.

Scott Nall , Gateway City Realty, Inc.

0.75 ACRES


1.5 Acre Bull Island Lot in George Inlet. Remote Living at its best.

Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough County, Alaska

1.5 Acre Lot in George Inlet on Bull Island. Located in the back of Bull Island Cove its protected year round from the Easterly and South Easterly winds. A flat beach and gentle terrain. There are two temporary structures on site. One could be used as a small bunkhouse and the other as a living space for cooking and shelter so you can stay dry and toasty after a day building your cabin. There is a wood stove with appx a cord of dry, split fire wood on site. An out-haul is in place for your skiff or small boat and a 5' mooring Buoy placed at a depth of 100 feet for anything larger. A great head start for someone who dreams of having a cabin.

Scott Nall , Gateway City Realty, Inc.

1.50 ACRES

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