Located 15 miles southeast of Dillingham, Ekuk is accessible only by sea or by air.
Located in Southwest Alaska on the shores of Bristol Bay (and the Bering Sea), the nearby terrain is covered with tundra with few trees or shubbery.
In an episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska, former Governor Sarah Palin visited relatives of her husband, former First Gentleman Todd Palin, at their fishing camp in Ekuk. It is widely considered in the local commercial fishing community that this beach produces the highest quality commercially harvested salmon in the Bristol Bay and possibly in the whole State. This is due to high standards set by its set net fishermen and a strong seasonal migration every summer.