A Homer Photo Tour: 15 Images of One of America’s Most Scenic Towns
by Cecil Sanders
Homer, Alaska, has always been one of my favorite towns in the Last Frontier. Alaska, being the largest state in the union, has the smallest amount of incorporated towns, and the fewest number of roads. But what Alaska lacks in quantity, it leads the rest of country in quality. Of all of the towns I have been to in the state, Homer ranks as one of my favorite places to visit. Its wildlife, seaside charm, unique mountain peaks jutting from the sea, and vibrant sunsets and sunrises are many reasons to return time and again. Enjoy this Homer photo tour of scenes I’ve captured while frequenting the idyllic seaside town of Homer and its surrounding area.
A bald eagle sits on the shoreline on a cold and windy winter day.
Mt. Redoubt (or Redoubt Volcano) with a vibrant setting sun swiftly falling behind its summit.
Gillnetting at sunset near the outlet of Bidarki Creek.
Lands End at the end of the Homer Spit from a water taxi heading out across Kachemak Bay.
On a flight above Homer looking toward the junction of Kachemak Drive and East End Road.
An autumn sunset warms the horizon as businesses along the Homer Spit prepare to close for the season.
Homer boat harbor on the Homer Spit during twilight on a calm summer evening.
Starfish hang off of pilings below the ferry terminal on the Homer Spit.
Mud flats leading out to Coal Bay off of the Homer Spit.
Coal Bay blends in with the horizon on a cloudy morning. At first glance, it’s hard to notice that the small dots on the horizon are hundreds of otters.
A fishing vessel with skiff in tow departs the harbor heading out into Kachemak Bay on a cold spring morning.
The Homer Spit before sunrise on an early spring morning from East End Road.
Chunks of ice beached by a high tide on Homer Spit.
Late one evening a vessel returns to the icy harbor on the Homer Spit.
No Homer photo collection would be complete without the famous Salty Dawg Saloon.
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Yes, HOWL is an cool outdoor program for kids and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.
Beautiful photos & very informative show.Enjoyed seeing Alaska. Thank s, Genie
I used to live in Seward. I always loved going to Homer. So beautiful! I loved being up looking out over the bay and spit.
Hi Clara, I live in Alaska but I’m from NC also, Homer is my favorite place to spend time at away from Anchorage. I’ve got a sister-in-law and 2 two other friends coming in mid July from NC. Two of them have never been and I can’t wait to show them around in Homer! Take care, Mona
There are now two breweries in Homer now!
Does Homer have a summer adventure camp for kids? It seems like a great spot for them to plug into nature instead of a screen.
You have managed to capture the colors that never seem vivid enough in my photographs. The pinks and purples and blues are magnificent. Thank you for reminding me of why I love living in Homer. WOW, just WOW!
Homer is a very beautiful plaće. I look forward to another trip. Living in NC but heart is in ALASKA
Visited Homer in 2015. Heading back in 2018! Love Homer! Great Brewery too!
Great post! For us Oklahomans, We thoroughly enjoyed Homer and all it offered. We stayed at Lands End on the Spit, ate at a local restaurant near the beach area, toured the Ocean and Island Center, visited with a couple of the Kilcher family on the homestead and enjoyed the view and wildlife. Thanks Alaska for an awesome vacation. ?