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 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.

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Homer Port & Terminal Information (HOM)

4690 Homer Spit Road (End)
Homer, AK 99603
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6 miles from town
Terminal Contact: (907) 235-8449

  • Restrooms with changing stations
  • Seating for 30, available during check in times.
  • Unaccompanied vehicle loading, or help with loading trailers, "double shuffles" Kar-A Van Trucking, call ahead (907) 234-7802
  • Unsecured free parking close by, for up to 7 days. Ask Terminal Agents for location.
  • Homer Visitor Center (907) 235-7740
  • The Visitors Center can help with Taxi numbers, both regular and water
  • Lawn area is available for walking dogs

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