Bishop’s Beach in Homer, Alaska, is a 1.25-mile-long peninsula that juts into Kachemak Bay. This bay is the most popular beachfront destination for locals and travelers alike. The Kachemak Bay skyline boasts views of striking blue water, flourishing trees and greenery, as well as mountain ranges. Not only does this beach offer a variety of views, but it also offers guests many ways to explore! As locals, we’ve compiled some of our favorite ways to spend a day on Bishop’s Beach.
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3 Ways You Can Spend the Day at Bishop’s Beach in Homer, Alaska
Explore Tide Pools
Tide pools are an interesting way to explore the Kachemak Bay waters. Tide pools are shallow water settlements among the intertidal seashore. Often, these pools are home to small-scale sealife life jellyfish and crabs! You can see them for yourself during low tide via a tide boat, or you can take a guided tidepooling tour! We recommend going with a guide, as they will point out unique sea life and offer knowledge you can take home.
Looking for natural treasures to commemorate your trip? Go beachcombing on Bishop’s Beach! This activity is simply scouring the intertidal areas for anything you’d like. Bishop’s beach generally has low tides and soft sand, so combing the area is a relatively easy process. Find that perfect shell to take back home with you.
Hike the Beluga Slough Trail
Bishop’s Beach Park hosts the 1.2-mile scenic trail loop known as Beluga Slough Trail. This trailhead is perfect for hikers of all skill levels and offers beautiful views of Homer. Peak hiking season for this trail is from May to October!
If you’re looking for a more challenging hiking excursion, consider Driftwood Inn’s hiking packages. These hikes, unlike Beluga Slough, are an all-day affair. However, after seeing what an Alaskan hike is like on Beluga Slough, we know you’ll want more!
Stay On the Kachemak Bay
Book your stay with us at Driftwood Inn during your next Alaskan getaway. There’s no better place to stay just beyond Sterling Highway than in our Modern Lodges. These accommodations sit atop the bluff that overlooks Bishop’s Beach in Homer, Alaska. Sometimes, you can even see bald eagles perched on our lodges taking in the same bayside views that you are!
Driftwood Inn’s Modern Lodges are perfect for large parties of travelers. Some can even accommodate up to 17 guests! Host your next family reunion or wedding party getaway here! With so much space, the options are endless. Create the vacation of a lifetime with us! Browse all of our accommodations and reserve your favorite today.