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Beluga, Alaska

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The location of Beluga

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Beluga.

This page contains five sections:

Around Beluga ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Beluga. Anchorage has a population of 294,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenai. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the south of Beluga and has a population of 7,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Houston   [Map]   2,347   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Soldotna   [Map]   4,659   S   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Big Lake   [Map]     NE   41 miles [66 km]
Eagle River   [Map]     E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hope   [Map]     E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Nikishka   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Nikiski   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Point MacKenzie   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Port Nikiski   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Salamatof   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Spenard   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sterling   [Map]     S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Susitna   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tyonek   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilson Village   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Beluga ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Beluga.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Beluga. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Beluga ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Beluga.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Beluga Airport (BVU/PABG)   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
Tyonek Airport (IATA: TYE)   [Map]   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Beluga.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Beluga. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   S   107 miles [172.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kenai Muni.  (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   S   42 miles [67.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Beluga Airport (BVU/PABG)   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
Tyonek Airport (IATA: TYE)   [Map]   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
  Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Skwentna Airport   (SKW/PASW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
  Website for Fairbanks International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
  Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Beluga Airport   (BVU/PABG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Soldotna Airport   (SXQ/PASX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Beluga. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beluga.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beluga) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beluga. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beluga

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beluga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.1792, Longitude: -151.0236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beluga have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Beluga), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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