Nelson Lagoon was established around 1960 and is the youngest of all the Borough communities. It is the only Aleut settlement on the Bering Sea shore. The community is located on the northern coast of the Alaska Peninsula and sits on a narrow sand spit that separates the lagoon from the Bering Sea. Nelson Lagoon is situated in the middle of a rich and productive salmon fisheries area. The community’s dock, boat ramp, harbormaster’s office and warehouse were completed in the late 1990s. Nelson Lagoon has excellent docking facilities available as well as boat and gear storage. A state-owned 4,000-foot-long lighted gravel runway serves the community with regularly scheduled flights.