Anchor Point was named in 1787 when Captain Cook lost the Kedge anchor of the HMS Resolution off a point south of a beautiful river. History named the inlet after the explorer himself.
The discovery of gold in 1896 brought explorers to the beaches of Anchor Point, Alaska. Early homesteaders came from Homer along the beach of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet by horse and wagon to settle near the mouth and estuary of the Anchor River, joining resident gold miners.
The same grand view and expansive beach continue to attract today’s adventurous land and lifestyle seekers wanting to establish their own Anchor Point homestead.
Welcome to Anchor Point, Alaska, “The New Frontier!”
Did you know Anchor Point, Alaska is the most westerly highway point in North America?
Can you imagine what Captain Cook thought as he sailed past the active volcanoes we now know as Mt. Illiamna (pictures here), Mt. Redoubt, Augustine Volcano, and Mt Spurr? This viewscape continues to draw travelers to Anchor Point!