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We really enjoyed the visit to the beach, it was beautiful, a great view and wonderful place to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Metlakatla, Alaska
Great views with an opportunity to walk

This is worth 30 minutes of your time. We parked here and walked along the trails and boardwalks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve H
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Bunnell Avenue/Beluga Place, Homer, AK 99603
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the visit to the beach, it was beautiful, a great view and wonderful place to visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gnw69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth 30 minutes of your time. We parked here and walked along the trails and boardwalks — all the way to the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor’s Center. I would recommend this, as opposed to parking in their lot.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Locals and tourists alike come here to rest, renew , walk the beach and admire the sunset. Enjoyed their bonfires and happy dogs running around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pat B
Reviewed October 4, 2018

There are walking trails as well as just exploring the beach. The views are stunning. Easy access to clean outhouses and picnic areas with shelter are available.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wendy M
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We spent a wonderful morning, walking the trails and collecting rocks along the beach. At the end of the trail you come upon a wonderful bakery... definitely worth a stop for coffee and a treat!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tourist155
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We walked along Bishop's Beach - didn't see any animals or eagles, guess the wind was just to strong, but loved the waves and beautiful water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dottie B
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Beautiful views, you see huge tidal changes. Lots of sea otters and birds. get out and go for a walk.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert K
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We loved going there in the evenings. So many eagles and I took my camera to get some great shots. The gorgeous marsh area is a place you can really watch the birds.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We took a family walk on the beach- beautiful area with incredible scenery! Absolutely would visit again!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sarahnwill
Reviewed August 8, 2018

The rocky coast of Alaska is an Agate stone finders dream. Homer's Bishop's Beach is no different. At low tide visitors can walk deep into the tidal floor in search for agate. There are walking trails just off the beach, bathrooms, and decent parking.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lisa M
August 17, 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Every month there are high tide and minus (very low) tides. It's easy to get a tide book, or look on the NOAA tide tables on the internet to find out which days are minus tides days. Those days will also have the very high... More
February 8, 2016|
Response from Linnylanechanger | Reviewed this property |
Did you know you could fly a float plane into the Grewingk Glacier Lake with a Naturalist and he has stored kayaks there and kayak around the icebergs? Then hike out to meet a water taxi back out. This is seasonal of course... More