What Is the Homer, Alaska, Spit?

If you’re not from Alaska, you’re probably unfamiliar with the Homer SpitThe 4.5-mile-long tip of the Kenai Peninsula off Seward Highway is more than just a landmark! The Homer, Alaska, Spit is one of the most iconic sites in our town. It’s surrounded on three sides by the Kachemak Bay, so it’s a great place to discover the maritime culture of this area. Board a fishing charter, ride a bike, or unearth intertidal life when you visit the Homer Spit! 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip to the Last Frontier, access our free Homer Vacation Guide. This helpful resource is filled with local recommendations on how to explore our area!  

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Everything You Need to Know About the Homer, Alaska, Spit 

Cast a Line in the Homer Spit Fishing Hole 

Did you know that Homer is the halibut fishing capital of the world? It’s no surprise that our area is known for first-class fishing charters. However, you don’t have to board a charter to experience the great fishing opportunities this area has to offer!  

The Homer Spit Fishing Hole is a great place to cast a line! This area is stocked with king salmon and silver salmon, depending on the season. There’s also a campground nearby where visitors can use the bathroom and picnic. It’s truly one of the best places to fish in Homer, Alaska! 

Explore the Homer Spit Trail 

Most Alaskans live an active lifestyle. During your trip, you’re sure to spot locals sporting hiking backpacks and tying up their bicycles. The Homer Spit Trail is a great place to get a taste of what the outdoors has to offer. This easy four-mile trail leads to the Homer Spit Fishing Hole. Along the way, enjoy views of native flora and fauna, the boat harbor, and even some small shops and restaurants. This trail is a good place to get in some exercise while still enjoying Homer, Alaska, sightseeing! 

Take a “Creatures of the Dock Tour” 

Unearth some of the most amazing intertidal life with a “Creatures of the Dock Tour.” This eco-tour, led by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, is a great way to see what wildlife is hiding just underneath the docks! These tours are offered from June to August. For just $10, enjoy an hour of wildlife viewing like never before. Here, you can see (and sometimes hold) several species of invertebrate life!  

Stay Nearby at the Driftwood Inn 

It’s easy to visit the Homer, Alaska, Spit when you stay at the Driftwood Inn! We offer a wide variety of accommodations in Homer like Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn Rooms, and Tiny HousesAll these options are located just a stone’s throw away from the Homer Spit, so it’s easy to explore everything that this iconic landmark has to offer! 

Check our availability to start planning your trip to Homer!