As a sign along Sterling Highway proudly proclaims, Anchor Point is the most westerly point on the North American continent accessible by a continuous road system. A town of 1,829 residents located 62 miles south of Soldotna and just 14 miles north of Homer, Anchor Point is known throughout the Kenai Peninsula for sport fishing.
About Anchor Point
Named by Captain James Cook after he lost an anchor in the strong tidal currents that swirl past the point, Anchor Point is a quiet coastal community, catering to visitors on their way to Homer with a selection of lodging, restaurants, gas station, and tackle shops.
Things to do
Anchor Point begins attracting anglers the weekend before Memorial Day for the king salmon season and then through the summer and fall with fisheries of Dolly Varden, silver salmon and steelhead trout. Most anglers arrive to bank fish, an activity so popular that the river’s fishing holes are even listed on local tourism brochures. Others use a tractor launch (used to launch boats) on the beach to access and fish Cook Inlet.
To reach the most westerly highway point, follow Anchor River Road (Beach Road) from town to its end, where you’ll find a viewing deck and telescopes overlooking Cook Inlet and a sign designating this special point. On a clear day this is a spectacular spot where you can gaze across Cook Inlet and see the distinct cones of four volcanoes: Mount Spurr, Mount Redoubt, Mount Iliamna and Mount St. Augustine.