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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 300lb halibut.

Exploring Homer and around

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While the town itself offers a number of restaurants, art galleries and shops, most visitors are drawn to Homer Spit, a 4.5 mile finger of land that stretches into the bay. The spit is the centre 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 artefacts are available in local shops and galleries.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Homer

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Homer, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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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.

    • View from the Puffin Log Cabin, Kenai Peninsula Suites,Homer

      Kenai Peninsula Suites

      Medium

      Get a taste of Alaskan living in the rustic but quirky cabins at the Kenai Peninsula Suites just outside Homer. Along with spacious rooms and small kitchenettes, you'll get private decks with sweeping views.

    • Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge

      Tutka Bay Lodge

      First Class

      Spacious cabins overlooking scenic Tutka Bay Lodge offer guests a comfortable base for exploring the wilds of the Kenai Peninsula and Kachemak Bay State Park. Good food, attentive service and a wide variety of activities are an added bonus.

    • Aspen Suites Hotel, Sitka

      Aspen Suites Hotel

      Simple

      Situated nearby Bishops Beach and Kachemak Bay is Aspen Suites Hotel, a comfortable and convenient accommodation that serves as an ideal base for those looking for a little independence and a longer stay in Homer.

    • Lands End Resort, Homer

      Land's End Resort

      Medium

      The Lands End Resort is in a league of its own due to its superb location. Its rooms are clean and comfortable and most have a small private balcony to enjoy the spectacular views.

    • Bay Avenue B&B, Homer

      Bay Avenue B&B

      Simple

      In addition to delightful scenic views, Bay Avenue B&B offers guests a quiet, comfortable and convenient location for exploring the Homer region.