Seventy miles south of the Kasilof RV Park lies the town of Homer, the self-proclaimed ‘Halibut Fishing Capital of the World’. As you arrive at the Homer Overlook, be sure to stop and see the beautiful views of the Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Mountains with the many glaciers and down in the distance is the famous Homer Spit sticking out into the bay.
At the end of the Spit is the Lands End Hotel which states it is the ‘Roads End’ of the most westerly continuous road in North America. From there you can drive on a continuous highway all the way to the tip of Key West Florida.
The Spit has a large boat harbor for the local commercial fishing fleet, the Halibut fishing fleet, the Coast Guard, Cruise Boats and the Alaska Ferry terminal. There was a large cannery at the end of the boat harbor until it burned. Now it is a processing plant for shipping fish to other Peninsula canneries. The Spit has many shops and restaurants including several Alaska Native Art and Crafts outlets.
One of the highlights of the Spit is the Salty Dawg Saloon. Originally it was the lighthouse on the Spit, but when the lighthouse was moved to the bluff, the log cabin was added to the base and was turned into a local watering hole (bar) for the fishermen. Over time it has become a must stop for all tourist that visit the Spit to place a dollar bill with their name on it plus other unmentionables on the walls and ceilings.
|Overlooking Homer boat harbor|
|Inside the Salty Dog|
|Husbands while wives shop|
|Lunch on the boardwalk|