Distance from hotel: 5.70 miles
Eat, Shop & Fish On Alaska’s Homer Spit
Homer Spit is all about fishing, boating, beachcombing, birding watching, fresh seafood, and amazing shops. This narrow, 4.5 mile strip of land that juts into Kachemak Bay is totally worth the drive. Soak up views of the sparkling waters and glacier-studded mountains surrounding you. Walk to the Spit’s beautiful beaches or explore the local scene with quaint shops and restaurants. Catch a fishing charter or boat tour at the Homer Boat Harbor, and cast your lines for salmon and halibut. Take a kayaking trip or a ferry across the Bay to the boardwalk at Halibut Cove. This quaint area of town is the perfect spot for waterfront dining, boardwalk strolls, and afternoon shopping.
Prices – Prices vary depending on attraction and venue.
Hours – Hours vary depending on attraction and venue.
- Alaska State Fair
- Homer Yacht Club Race
- Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby
- Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament
- Homer Farmer’s Market
- Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival
- Boat Tours
- Scenic Walks
- Walking Tours
- Bird and Eagle Watching
- Where can you go fishing on Homer Spit, Alaska?Surrounded by the icy waters of Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska is known as the “halibut fishing capital of the world.” Homer Spit offers awesome fishing spots like the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, stocked with king and silver salmon. Cast into the Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet for rockfish and lingcod. You can also pull into the parking lot near Land’s End and walk down to the beach. When the tide is low, you can catch halibut, pollack, sole, flounder, and Irish lord right from the shore. You will need a sport-fishing license from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
- What are the best Homer Spit restaurants?Homer, Alaska offers great places to eat and drink. Drive along Homer Spit Rd. and enjoy everything from clam chowder and fresh-caught halibut to wood-fired pizzas. For the best seafood and bay views, go to the Land’s End Chart House and Captain Pattie’s Fish House. For locally-sourced food, try the rockfish sandwich at the Little Mermaid Cafe. Grab a steak and truffle fries at AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, and chow down on the best burgers in Homer at the Boatyard Cafe. You can also find great eateries at the Harborview Boardwalk, or detour from East End Road up the hill to the Bear Creek Winery.