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Was so impressed to see the Rotary emblem as ai was on tour. Being a Rotary myself made me very... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Derinda S
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This is a great place to walk around on some rock and and get a different feel for Ketchikan. It... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin
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3550 S Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9601
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Was so impressed to see the Rotary emblem as ai was on tour. Being a Rotary myself made me very proud to see that we do make a difference. View were beautiful.

Thank Derinda S
Reviewed July 21, 2018

This is a great place to walk around on some rock and and get a different feel for Ketchikan. It was raining and I was the only one out there. Make sure to visit!

Thank hrechter
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Beautiful views, water was not too cold for kids to wade and play, some paddle board and sail board folks having fun, and lots of tide pools to explore. Easy parking and access. It's not Hawaii, but for Alaska, this is a great beach.

Thank JohnsViews
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Wanted something different to do, so after the Duck tours, we took the Silver line to Rotary Beach stop and enjoyed searching for starfish and other creatures. Ask your bus driver where the pick up is before getting off! It will cost $2 per person...More

Thank Mobile526305
Reviewed July 21, 2017

We visited Rotary Beach several times during our stay as it was right around the corner from where we were staying. So peaceful and beautiful. Worth visiting for the incredible views!

Thank Aimgirl
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Great place for beachcombers and fisherman. Rocks are easier to climb on than some in the area. A beautiful little place to go for some peace and solitude or to take your family. Slightly stormy day while there and all we could hear were the...More

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Great place to go spend some time on the water. Especially during low tides. It fun to look for various undersea creatures when the tide is out

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

This beach is not far from town, 3 miles or so, and has amazing views. Great beach area for sun bathing, picnicking, and beachcombing. Kids love the pool for swimming and wading! Seems like I've seen Killer Whales passing closer to this beach than anywhere...More

1  Thank Mischa C
Reviewed April 30, 2017

I checked this place out to see if it had grills and it did. There were several tables, some under the shelter. There also campfire pits for a medium campfire.

Thank Derek M
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Buggy Beach (aka Rotary Beach), is a beautiful area of rugged beach to the south of town. We had read great things about the ocean critters that can be seen at low tide, and we were not disappointed. As we got down near the water,...More

1  Thank Beentheredonethat777
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