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Homer Spit

Homer, AK
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Ranked #6 of 14 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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Chino, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This cool natural arm of land that spikes out into the bay is worth a visit. Touristy shoppes and restaurants that are worth checking out while you visit the area.

Wasilla, Alaska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops and restaurants or take a stroll along the docks. During halibut season it is really hard to find a parking place at times.

Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Everything from junk to fancy hotels. Pier One Theater was a charming break. Some very good food and some expensive places with mediocre fare. Some really good Art and crafts and some junk. A real destination for folks visiting Homer.

Fairbanks, Alaska
18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Tourist Trap, 1. Over priced food and drink 2. Hard to find a place to park . 3. If it was not full of places trying to rip you off it would be a nice place.

Larkspur, Colorado
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
111 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

From the first view of the Homer Spit from the bluff outside of town, to the very end of the Homer Spit (4.5 miles long), I was in awe of this beautiful place. At the mouth of the spit, there is a cool marshland on both sides where we observed bald eagles, sandhill cranes and kittiwakes. There was also a... More

Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The spit is cute and has a lot of little shops. This is also where everyone catches the fishing charters. Avoid: Harbor Grill. Insanely overpriced and depressingly mediocre food. Stingy on seafood quantity. Eat at: La Baleine Cafe. Small diverse menu. Top notch food. Free coffee!! Decent pricing.

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Depending on where you look, you may find beautiful ivory carvings and jewelry next to trashy tourist t-shirts and cheap plastic trinkets. Great bars, good food, it is quintessential Homer.

Denver, Colorado, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you visit Homer, your visit will NOT be complete if you don't visit the Spit. Check out the Fishing Hole, and walk the Boardwalk. Lunch at Land's End is GREAT!

Cortes Island, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
60 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Homer Spit is a really funky place to visit if you are down on the Kenai Peninsula. The Homer Spit is over 7 km long (over 4 miles) and you can drive out to the end (or walk). It is fairly busy and parking can be a challenge but doable. There are tons of shops, fishing charters, restaurants and more.... More

Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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235 reviews 235 reviews
39 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Homer Spit is a great place even in inclement weather. Yes it's busy, but hey look at the amazing scenery and fantastic views. A great place to people watch, just wander round the little shops, sample some of the delicious foods on offer. Spend some time watching the salmon jump, people fish, harbour seals trying their luck as well, bald... More

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