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Homer Spit, Homer

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Alaska is known for its natural phenomena, and Homer Spit is among the most remarkable. No one is certain how this Kachemak Bay landmark came into existence. A strong earthquake in 1964 significantly reduced its size and killed most of its lush vegetation. But that didn't stop the spot from turning into a popular tourist destination lined with shops and restaurants. Choose from a range of activities such as boat trips, camping, fishing, kayaking, and walks down the long beach. You can access the spit by a car, but parking lots might be crowded. Make Homer Spit a part of your Homer vacation plans using our Homer day trip planning website.
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  • This is a nice spot to walk and take in the shops and scenery. Many of the eateries have very limited hours and are closed some days. Those that are open are very busy, so plan accordingly. Parking.....  more
    This is a nice spot to walk and take in the shops and scenery. Many of the eateries have very limited hours and are closed some days. Those that are open are very busy, so plan accordingly. Parking.....  more »
  • I totally lost all space and time when I visited as you are in the ost magificent pace on earth surrounded by glaciers, Katemack Bay, otters floating by, fishing vessels, working Ferry, water taxi's.....  more
    I totally lost all space and time when I visited as you are in the ost magificent pace on earth surrounded by glaciers, Katemack Bay, otters floating by, fishing vessels, working Ferry, water taxi's.....  more »
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  • Homer is a city in kenai penisula Brough in the U.S state of Alaska It is 218 miles southwest of Anchorage Long known as the "Halibut fishing capital of the world " Homer is also nicknamed "The end of the road (Land's End ) I'v been there Halibut and salmon sport fishing
  • We spent 4 days here, it was fantastic really. My husband rented a pole for $20 and spent the day fishing at the fishing hole. Caught 2 Salmon! We shopped the boardwalk and took a boat ride to Seldovia (Highly Recommended) . My husband took a Charter boat out one day and caught Halibut/rock fish/Cod. Very fun 4 days. Do not stay at the Heritage RV park unless you want to look at the backside of campers or miraculously caught the one day a beach site opened up. You can ask every day for an opening and they will say none available and then book someone else in those spots. Stay at the end at the Homer Spit Campground they have better views for everyone and easier to work with. Heritage they were rude to some people down the way and they almost left because of it.

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