Homer is a seaside community located at the end of the Sterling Highway where the land meets the sea. It is about 250 miles from Anchorage, on the Southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula. The town, with a population of about 5,000 residents, offers stunning views of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains. The town features the Homer Spit, a long narrow finger of land that juts 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay. Homer also features an amazing artist community and excellent fishing opportunities.
Homer owes its diverse history to its natural resources. Furs and fish brought Russians to the area in the 1700s. Coal was discovered in the 1890s which led to the development of the town and gold was discovered in 1896.
Today, Homer is known as the “halibut fishing capital of the world”. Sport fishing along with other tourism enterprises, commercial fishing, and logging are the primary industries in the Homer area. Alaska Ocean Shores Motel offers quality water front accommodations.