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Homer Spit

Homer, AK
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Ranked #5 of 13 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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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Castaway RV and Bay Crest RV parks both had great views of the Bay. We took fishing charters for two days and had a blast. Highly recommend FoxFire and Arctic Envy as your charters to catch the Halibut.

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

It has beautiful views of the Ocean, Mountains on both the sides of the Split , Amazing view on a Clear day. Has tons of local - small places to eat /Shop and Book tours . Also get to see lots of birds and otters by water. Beautiful to take a Drive / ride a bicycle or just explore on... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Captain Patties is a good place to eat. A must stop at the Salty Dawg Saloon! No trip to Homer is complete without stopping here! Or take a water taxi over to Halibut Cove for a walk around the boardwalk and dinner.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Might be interesting to visit if the Salmon are running, but none when we visited Homer. Too touristy for us - Lots of gift shops, overpriced dining and hundreds of tourists like us looking for something to do. Drove over with our car, took a veryu short walk around the marina and then headed back to our fabulous B&B (Maria's... More

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Its a bit of a mess but lots of touristy shops and amazing scenery. Try the salty dog pub and the fisf and chips in the London bus.

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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Some very nice shops, a few restaurants. Lots of fishing charters. A place to catch the water taxi to the state park. All in all, its is OK for afternoon trip.

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Colchester, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great restaurants and lots of fun. Would love to go back. Must go to the Salty Dog Bar. Met lots of wonderful people and had great meals everywhere we went.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a nice experience on the Spit in Homer. Beautiful views, nice little shops, and eagle sightings abounded. Something that is a must to experience. Salty Dawg Saloon was a fun visit.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Small peninsula with lots of small shops with gifts, local art, food, etc. really nice to visit on a sunny day. It is all for the tourists and people that come fishing. So somewhat commercial. But.... Nice to visit and enjoy the crowd.

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very unique setting - views beautiful - some touristy stuff that we did not care for but also some nice local art.

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