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Homer Spit

Address: Homer, AK
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Ranked #5 of 46 things to do in Homer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Camping
Owner description: This narrow, five-mile long gravel path protruding into the Kachemak Bay is a popular spot for...
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Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Camping
Owner description: 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Best Charter in the Business, Very Friendly!!! Brian (the Captain) really knows what he is doing. Very helpful when I became sea sick. My family from The Valley in California came up and we had a fantastic time, I will never use another Charter service.

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Homer, Alaska
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Homer Spit has a mile or so of boardwalks linking unique shops and boat chartering operations. It is also the home of the Homer Boat Harbor which is in the midst of a big improvement project. There is now a bike/walking path all around the harbor. Wandering the harbor and watching the boats, from commercial crabbing vessels to ferries... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Spit is Alaska's version of Jersey Shore boardwalks. It's a fine way to spend an hour or two, especially if you have souvenirs to bring back to little ones. But don't make the trip all the way to Homer if you think the Spit might be something really special and not to be missed There are much better places... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Such a unique pier, the way it is surrounded by both bay and mountains. The spit is home to a fair amount of tourist shopping and restaurants, but even just going for a stroll is worth the time. It's breathtaking.

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Barneveld, New York
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33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a strip of land that extends out into the bay that has numerous places to camp while fishing and shopping. The view in all directions is spectacular with Glaciers on the mountains. It is a very busy strip of land with all the fisherman, tourists and people taking small airplane rides and boat rides, Well worth the time... More 

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