If you’re looking for someplace to camp on a beach where you can enjoy stunning mountain views, glorious sunsets, and whales dancing on the waves—all from right outside your tent’s door—look no further than Alaska’s Homer Spit. Located 230 miles southwest of Anchorage, where Alaska’s Highway 1 ends on a tiny finger of land extending out into Kachemak Bay, this oceanfront retreat rewards those who make the effort to get here. Nature lovers will relish the eagle and wildlife watching, anglers can cast for epic halibut and salmon catches, and foodies will enjoy the village’s farmers’ market and many eateries and art galleries.
The campground at Homer Spit features 122 campsites where tent and RV campers can make themselves at home across the bay from the glacier-capped peaks of Kenai Peninsula. Campsite options include beachfront tent sites (no hookups), beach view RV sites with electrical hookups, and interior tent and RV sites with electrical or full hookups. Most sites are equipped with picnic tables, and all have access to drinking water, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities and a dump station. The campground has Wifi service, and is within walking distance of most of the town’s shops and restaurants. Sites can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 40 feet. Rates range from $30–$50/night; reservations recommended.
Known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World,” anglers can fish from the end of the spit or charter a boat for fishing offshore. No gear, no problem. Many fishing outfitters rent and sell fishing gear. Several wildlife watching tours are available, including tours by air for whale and bear viewing. After a day on the bay, enjoy food and beverages at the world-famous Salty Dawg Saloon, or live music and dancing at Alice’s Champagne Palace. There’s also a few local breweries and a winery for sampling some of the local elixirs. Homer also hosts a variety of fun and flavorful events through the summer worth checking out.
Camped not exactly at this location but down the road a bit.. tent camping only. $20 a night per tent, per tent. First come, first serve. Pretty stoked I got to see homer before it gets it’s heavy tourist season. Worth checking out, had a nice cup of joe at Coal Town Coffee, cute shops as well.
I've heard that the beach front sites go quickly at this campground, but if you can get one I highly recommend it! If you are tent camping you can pitch your tent right on the beach (be tide aware). Beach sites are $35 and other sites are $30. Bathrooms are clean and have lots of sinks and stalls. Showers are $1 and are not timed. Laundry is $2 to wash and $1.50 for 30 mins. of drying. There is also a gift shop and WiFi here.
I love Homer this campground is right on the beach. Amazing views a chance to see whales from your tent what could be better.
Of course this being a prime location for tourists, locals, and others it can get pretty crowded especially during the “summer.” The views are so amazing you’ll quickly forget about your close neighbors. Walking distance to almost everything. Sunsets are out of this world.
Easy access for all sizes of campers.
This past weekend was my first trip camping in Homer. Decided to find a spot on the spit and I was not disappointed. The view was fantastic and watching the sunset was gorgeous. You do end up really close to others camping on the beach as well but when it’s a weekend in the summer I’m not sure what else you’d expect. Being within walking distance to everything is also a plus.
roughing it to the max, but close proximity to all the sites of Homer’s Spit and epic views! often rowdy groups, but mostly clean! the ground is all rocks and the winds are fierce, but it’s a great weekend spot!
The spit is such a unique place to camp and explore. It does assume a stop at the Salty Dawg Saloon as well as a swing under the gift shops. Kachemack bay has an abundance of critters and sea shells making beach combing amazing. aren’t a bike to explore more or just walk the boardwalks and smell the sea air.
We camped for two nights this summer. It was absolutely gorgeous day and night. The camping was easy and there was plenty of space for our tents.
Great amenities. Water and electric hookups, has shower houses and restrooms on site. Wood for sale. Wireless internet availabvle. Has a few ocean view sites. Others are big enough for slide outs and awnings. Dog friendly but not much room for them if they need to stay outside. Great fishing close by in the hole or at the end of the spit for flounder.