- Visit Homer
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- Visitor's Guide
WELCOME TO HOMER ALASKA!
It's not just the nature that surrounds us...
It's the nature of our people!
Imagine if you will...a little town nestled on the shore of a glistening bay; glaciers and mountains rimming the shoreline and active volcanoes looming in the distance.
It's an eclectic town - with folks who are friendly and helpful, artsy and outdoorsy, hardy and self-reliant, fun-loving and free spirited...
This is our town! This is Homer, Alaska, on Kachemak Bay. Made famous as 'The End of the Road' in Tom Bodett's tales, Homer is at the end of the Sterling Highway surrounded by wilderness and ocean.
Homer, also known as the "Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea" is accessible by road, daily flights and water as Homer is located on the shores of beautiful Kachemak Bay in Soutcentral Alaska. A home base for great fishing, kayaking, bear viewing, hiking, foodie and art vacations, Homer can make every Alaska dream come true. We are the Ecotourism and Adventure tourism capital of Alaska!
Nestled among rolling hills, this seaside – and truly seagoing - community has many unique attractions. Home port to the "Time Bandit" of Deadliest Catch fame, Homer's museums, art galleries, fine dining (you will be amazed at the quality of dining!) and deluxe accommodations, all help to fill you with memories to last a lifetime.
Famous for its access to Bear Viewing, Homer has many great companies with some of the best guides in Alaska or on the planet!
The Homer Spit ("spit" is a geological term) is the second longest in the world and was recently named as one of the best 100 beaches in the United States for the incredible views and wildlife to be found along its entire length!
With many types of outdoor activities and outfitters offering guided and unguided access to the wilderness areas of Kachemak Bay and beyond. Homer is quickly becoming "The Ecotourism Capitol of Alaska"!
The town serves as the jumping off point by ferry, boat or plane to the vast remote areas of Alaska. It is also the commercial hub for the surrounding area. Homer has a natural, protected, deep water harbor for cargo and the bay provides safe anchorage during stormy weather.
Homer is headquarters for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and is within the boundaries of the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The bay provides a pristine environment for ecological research and education. The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, in early spring each year, celebrates the arrival of the migratory birds that use the bay for feeding, nesting and aggregating.
This unique combination of location, commerce, beauty, natural resources and wilderness makes Homer a wonderful place to visit and a great place to live!