Bike riding along the Homer Spit © Wayde Carroll Photography Seafarer's Memorial © Wayde Carroll Photography Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor's Center © Wayde Carroll Photography Camping in Kachemak Bay State Park © Wayde Carroll Photography Agriculture near Homer is common © Wayde Carroll Photography Catch the ferry at the end of the Homer Spit © Wayde Carroll Photography

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. 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 is the world's longest road into ocean waters and was named one of the best 100 beaches in the US.

A service area map for the community of Homer

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. Visit homeralaska.org for more information on available activities and accommodations.