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Address: Homer, AK
Activities: Fishing, Camping
Description: This narrow, five-mile long gravel path protruding into the Kachemak Bay...
This narrow, five-mile long gravel path protruding into the Kachemak Bay is a popular spot for camping, beach-combing and halibut and salmon fishing. Springtime visitors can watch eagles flock to the beach to feed on fish.
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Gift shops and the harbor!

Great scenery even better fishing,historical old salty dawg bar,with very personable bartender.We added our dollar bill to the wall!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great scenery even better fishing,historical old salty dawg bar,with very personable bartender.We added our dollar bill to the wall!

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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We drove to the spit from anchorage and back in one day. The salty dog was busy. So we went to the board walk and ate at this restaurant...market price of halibut and fries. The cook even brought us a bowl to try his fresh made clam chowder!that was a treat! We enjoyed the views and the shops. Some shops... More 

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Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can not come to Homer and not drive out on the spit. So unique and such beautiful scenery. Camping on the beach at the end of the spit really gives you the total experience!

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Portland, Oregon
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220 reviews 220 reviews
80 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went early in the year and many places are closed until late May. Also many restaurants are closed on different days so if there is a drive issue make sure you call ahead. Almost all the restaurants have very limited walk in seating so be sure to get a reservation.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

One of my favorite places in Alaska. The Eagles, sea loins, and other shore birds seen there are great. Wonderfully cozy Community!!

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Trier
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17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We found that the Spit is under-utilised and does not fulfil its potential. Especially the resort that sits at the end of the spit - this terrible development basically ruins the whole thing. In general, the Spit seems to be undecided whether it wants to be a port, a tourist place, a cheap camping area or a luxury resort and... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

With Over 13 years of visiting Alaska, Homer is the place that always attracts us and keeps us coming back. So much to do from fishing, sight seeing, hiking, kayaking, and the world famous "Homer Spit", a 5 mile thin band of land that protrudes into Kachemak Bay filled with shops and attractions. Its a full day or two of... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This tiny spit of land is definitely worth going to: a magnificent view of the harbor, the mountains and the bay. Advice: wear something warm as the winds are rather strong over there.

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Puyallup, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I went to Homer, Alaska because I am a huge fan of the TV show the Deadlest Catch. I saw a handful of crab boats and their gear, the water was amazing. You can drive out about 5 miles on a thin strip of land (the spit) with the ocean on both sides of you. I'm glad I went to... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

You wouldn't come to the end of the road and not go all the way to the end, would you? Don't miss the Spit, on a sunny day it is breath taking. Walk the docks, look at the shops, walk the beach, let the kids dodge the waves. You are in Alaska!

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