Homer is accessible by air, land, and sea. Whether you’re traveling from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Canada, the “Lower 48” states, or beyond; Homer is often referred to as “The End of the Road,” because it lies at the terminus to the Sterling Highway. Located on the northern shore of Kachemak Bay, Homer represents the Kenai Peninsula’s jumping off point for outdoor adventure and discovery.
The Homer Spit
The Homer Spit is the nation’s second largest spit, projecting 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay.
Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center is a state of the art interpretive, educational, and research facility brought to you by Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge & Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. Explore, Experience & Discover the natural treasures of Alaska’s Islands & Ocean habitats through hands-on exhibits, interpretive programs, guided beach, bird and estuary walks, and open ocean discovery labs scheduled throughout the summer.
The Pratt Museum, located in downtown Homer, is dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural environment and human experience relative to the Kachemak Bay region of Alaska and its place in the world. The Museum seeks to inspire self-reflection and dialogue in its community and visitors through exhibitions, programs, and collections in the arts, sciences and humanities. Discover man’s relationship to the Kachemak Bay environment through interpretive exhibits, forest ecology trail walks and interpretive walks on the Homer Spit.
The Center for Alaska Coastal Studies delivers educational programs and guided tours to over 11,000 students and visitors every year. Their grassroots organization enjoys the support of over 350 members, 100 volunteers and a variety of businesses in Homer. Experienced and knowledgeable staff and volunteers will open up a new world or reacquaint you, and deepen your knowledge and appreciation of the very special place of Kachemak Bay, Alaska.
Kachemak Bay features an abundant halibut fishery and Homer is often referenced as the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.
Still looking for more… View the brown bears of the Katmai… Brown bears, also known as grizzly bears, are best viewed in the wild during the summer and Katmai National Park & Preserve is home to the world’s largest brown bear population. The Katmai National Park is one of the world famous places for bear viewing and photography. The park’s access is by air — only 83 miles from Homer.