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Homer Spit

Homer, AK
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Homer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Fishing, Camping
Traveler Description: The first time I crested the bluff and saw, way down below me, a tiny town hugging the shoreline of an immense bay, backed by towering snow-capped... more »
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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

From the first view coming down the hill into Homer and on out to the end of the spit, it is a great place with lots to see and do. Even in the off season, some eateries are open, there are always beaches to walk and birds to see.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We camped at Fish Hole campground because is near the fishing charters and the little artist's boutiques. It was rocky ground and dirty. The bathrooms were deplorable!

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Seneca, South Carolina, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

During our stay in Homer we spent significant time on "the spit", the finger of land that extends into Kachemak Bay. We had several close encounters with sea otters at "lands end" and saw two of the "Deadliest Catch" boats, the Time Bandit and the Saga.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

All of Alaska is beautiful... everyone needs to visit the true wilderness at least once! Glaciers feed lakes & waterfalls by the side of the road. Fishing, birdwatch or just relaxing. The air is so clean and fresh and there are so many friendly people.

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Central Coast California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The spit - a mix of artists, fisherman, campers and good restaurants, great fishing (it looked like), cool boats and excellent photo ops. The surrounding mountains are grand, the beach is long and scenic, the people are friendly. What's not to like?

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Alpine, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Here on a cruise ship stop and visited the spit. Homer Spit is the 2nd longest in the world at 4.5 miles and rated one of the 100 best beaches. We walked around a lot and visited the many small shops. Not a whole lot to do. We walked from the cruise pier to the spit but they also provided... More

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Deep fishing in Alaska is an awesome adventure. I caught a 110 pound halibut. Got it on board thanks to 3 crewmen. It was an exciting experience. Go after Labor Day for the best prices. Plenty of camping spots on the beach and many photo opportunities.

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merseyside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Spit is a tourist-trap but don't let that put you off visiting. From here you can access loads of activities: bear watching, fishing, kayaks, ferries, as well as spending some time in the Salty Dog bar. Leave a message on a dollar bill and pin it to the wall with all the rest. It's well worth a visit!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Just a fun place to visit. The locals are so friendly and have a lot of real Alaskan art and handmade items.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Must see when visiting Homer to see Halibut catches and have a drink or a snack. Lots of interesting little shops

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