Population: 198

Coffman Cove, Alaska, is located 55 miles north of Klawock, a 2-hour drive from Hollis/ferry terminal on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. Coffman Cove is the only community on the north end of Prince of Wales Island that is accessible by paved road. It is also connected to Thorne Bay by the narrow, scenic Sandy Beach Road.

Visitor Information

For information on this community, contact the City of Coffman Cove, phone 907-329-2233, or visit their website at www.ccalaska.com.

Coffman Cove has a public library. Other tourist services include: the Riggin Shack, a small general merchandise and grocery store; the Doghouse Saloon and Liquor store; and AK-49 Cafe, which serves burgers, sandwiches and more. R&R Fuels has gas/diesel/propane. Accommodations include fishing lodges and cabin rentals. Cove Connect has Wi-Fi available in the bay and downtown.

Coffman Cove has a post office on the corner of Loggers Lane and Kodiak Drive (open 1–3:30 p.m. weekdays except Tuesdays when it is open from 5–7:30 p.m.). There are 2 public docks with transient moorage available, fish cleaning tables, boat launch, public phone and restrooms here. The Harbormaster’s phone is 907-329-2233.


Seaside Park has telescopes and covered tables for picnicking; narrow entrance/parking area.

Area wildlife includes black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, whales, herons, Steller sea lions and incredible bird watching while you enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing or boating. Guided ocean charters are available locally.

Special Events. The Silver Salmon Tournament takes place July 3rd. The annual “By the Sea” Arts & Seafood Festival will be held; visit www.artsandseafoodfestival.com. For more information, dates and times on these events, contact the City of Coffman Cove, phone 907-329-2233 or visit www.ccalaska.com/events.