The town of Homer is located in a far corner of the Kenai Peninsula and situated on the banks of Kachemak Bay. This bustling town has a picturesque setting, mild climate and great fishing.
Across the water, the impressive Kenai Mountains dominate the skyline, and from Homer you can see the beautiful panorama of Kachemak Bay State Park, including the Grewingk Glacier.
Homer is renowned for being the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World and people flock here from far and wide with the hope of pulling in a trophy catch.
Exploring Homer and around
While the town itself offers a number of restaurants, art galleries and shops, most visitors are drawn to Homer Spit, a long, narrow finger of land that stretches into the bay. The spit is the heart of attractions and has a beach town atmosphere.
No trip to Homer is complete without a visit to the historic Salty Dawg Saloon. Of the many activities available, the most popular are kayaking, scenic boat tours and of course, fishing. Homer is also host to a large artist community and hand-crafted works are available in local shops and galleries.
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Places near Homer
- Kenai Peninsula 93 kilometers away
- Seward 129 kilometers away
- Cooper Landing 134 kilometers away
- Anchorage 197 kilometers away
- Kodiak Island 213 kilometers away
- Katmai National Park 225 kilometers away
- Prince William Sound 269 kilometers away
- Talkeetna 309 kilometers away
- Valdez 331 kilometers away
- Denali National Park 377 kilometers away
- Denali Park Entrance 466 kilometers away
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Accommodation choices for Homer
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Homer. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Tutka Bay LodgeHomer
Aspen Suites HotelHomer
Kenai Peninsula SuitesHomer
Land's End ResortHomer
Bay Avenue B&BHomer