Homer | (HOM) | HO mr
"At the End of the Road – the Adventure Begins"
Homer is located on the north shore of Kachemak Bay on the southwestern edge of the Kenai Peninsula. It is 227 road miles south of Anchorage, at the southern-most point of the Sterling Highway. Homer is located 17 nautical miles from Seldovia and 136 nautical miles from Kodiak. Overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains, Homer sports a lively recreation scene surrounded by breathtaking views along the world-famous Homer spit. At 4.5-miles long, the gravel bar known as the spit is the world's longest road into ocean waters and was named one of the best 100 beaches in the United States.
- A home base for great fishing, fresh halibut, crab and shrimp can be purchased from seafood shops along the docks.
- While commercial fishing has long been the mainstay of the economy, tourism has become increasingly important.
- Homer is also known as an arts community, and was named one of the 100 best small art towns in America.
- A gateway community to more remote destinations such as Kachemak Bay State Park, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Kodiak Island and the Aleutian Islands.
- Visit homeralaska.org for more information on available activities and accommodations.
Homer is the gateway to Kachemak Bay, Kodiak and the Aleutian Islands. A beautiful four-hour drive from Anchorage, down the Kenai Peninsula, gets you to the embarkation port of Homer. Ferry service is provided from Homer three to four days per week in the summer and three days per week in the winter. From Homer, it is a nine hour and forty five minute ferry ride to Kodiak, or an hour and a half to the nearby community of Seldovia.
Below are some ideas to help you plan your trip to Alaska. Please note that availability and routing on your particular date of travel may vary from the suggested itinerary.