Homer is at the “end of the road” of the Sterling Highway in the Kenai Peninsula. And Homer Spit is a 5-mile long narrow finger of land jutting into Kachemak Bay and that’s where our RV park is located. We have heard good reviews of Homer from locals and tourists before arriving here and we were not disappointed. This town is nestled on the shore of a glistening bay, glaciers and mountains. Just beautiful !
We had a great time doing touristy activities here despite the rain and cloud covers. There is so much to do! Homer is the Halibut capital and this town is really all about fishing.
We pigged out one day to enjoy local fresh seafood!
First, some tasty sweets at Two Sisters Bakery, recommended by my fishing friend Sarah.
For lunch we had the local Halibut fish and chips ($16) and Halibut tacos at Fresh Catch Cafe. This place serves awesome food, and we recommend it highly!
Then a mandatory stop to the oldest and most historical landmark in Homer, a saloon originally built in 1897, Salty Dawg to get a cold drink.
We try not to pass up a good biking trail, especially when it has fantastic views. On our third day there the sun finally came out and we followed the bike path and pedestrian walkway for 10 miles into town and then back out onto the spit.
Steve has been wanting to fly in a floatplane, and even though he planned to do it later in our travels the weather was perfect. He made an appointment and was able to see some fantastic scenery in the mountains and glaciers around Homer.
And this is what’s for dinner – home-cooked fresh caught halibut, spinach and tomatoes. The freshest halibut ever….YUM!
We stayed at Heritage RV Park on the Homer Spit, pricey but with awesome views.