- Visit Homer
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- Visitor's Guide
WELCOME TO HOMER, ALASKA!
Imagine a little town nestled on the shore of a glistening bay; glaciers and mountains rimming the shoreline and active volcanoes looming in the distance...
This is our town! This is Homer, Alaska, on stunning Kachemak Bay. Made famous as “The End of the Road” in Tom Bodett's tales, Homer is at the end of the Sterling Highway, 250 miles south of Anchorage, surrounded by wilderness and ocean.
Our seaside town is accessible by road, boat, and daily flights from Anchorage. A home base for great fishing (“The Halibut Fishing Capital of the World”), kayaking, bear viewing, hiking, foodie and art vacations, Homer is quickly becoming known also as the Eco and Adventure tourism capital of Alaska.
Nestled among rolling hills, this seaside – and truly seagoing - community has some unique attractions. Home port to the F/V Time Bandit of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” fame, Homer's museums, art galleries, fine dining (you will be amazed at the quality of our restaurants) and deluxe accommodations, all help create Alaska-sized memories to last a lifetime.
The Homer Spit ("spit" is a geological landform term) is the second longest in the world and was recently named one of the best 100 beaches in the United States for its incredible views and variety of wildlife along the wonderful 4.5 mile multi-use trail that runs from its base to its tip – the true end of the road on Alaska’s Highway 1.
And just across the Bay, less than 10 miles from the Spit, is the state's only designated wilderness park – Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park. Local water taxis specialize in bringing outdoor lovers to the trailheads and campgrounds of the park.
This unique combination of location, commerce, beauty, natural resources and wilderness makes Homer a wonderful place to visit, and a great place to live!
We love where we live, and we know our visitors will too.