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Address: Homer, AK
Activities: Camping, Fishing
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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Homer Alaska, A must if visiting Alaska

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Redding, Connecticut
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Redding, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Park your car and walk around the spit looking for rocks and shells or just start a small fire and relax on the beach. Eagles fly overhead all day long. You can watch the fishing charters going and coming all day long. And then walk down to the docks and watch the boats unload their hauls from their trip.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We spent an afternoon on the spit, but not by wandering the many shops. Yes, there are many shops and restaurants to visit so don't miss them. Yes, walking along the docks and the beach are nice. Yes, the pictures of the eagles and the seals eating shellfish are all very cool, and yes, you might get to see a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We have lived in Homer for the last twenty five years. We have enjoyed all of the exciting adventures that the Homer Spit has to offer. Well, except the salty dog. We don't drink! But, you will not be disappointed when you visit here. By all means enjoy a boat ride to Halibut Cove or Tutka Bay. DONT MISS IT.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great place to visit. Lots of shopping and restaurants. Bald eagles everywhere. Parking can be a challenge, but worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We drove from Anchorage to Homer for a day trip. It was a nice day for a drive, a little rain, but not too bad. We are fans of "The Deadliest Catch" tv show. Homer is the home to the crab boat the "Time Bandit". We wanted to get a close up look at it, but the boat wasn't in... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Such an amazing view and there is wildlife that you can enjoy as well, the eagles really do have character! My daughter was laying down on the beach and inching forward to this Eagle that just stayed there and watched her as she moved closer and closer, it was unbelievable!

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