Homer Spit

Homer Spit: Address, Homer Spit Reviews: 4.5/5

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Marjoriemlb
Columbia, MO24 contributions
Interesting Place but Not My Cup of Tea
Jul. 2021
The Homer Spit is such a unique landform, jutting out so far into the Bay. It's worth a visit just for that experience alone. (You can get a perspective by going up into the hills of Homer to a view point and see the whole Spit from above.) It really is a gorgeous place! There are campgrounds and the number of vessels in the harbor there is really impressive. Just a cool fishing village vibe at its core. And, it's the "jumping off place" for water taxis and charters to a variety of places if you have the time and money and physical capabilities to enjoy those sorts of things.

But I have to say that, otherwise, Homer Spit in July was like the Alaskan version of any extremely touristy place you've ever been, but with gorgeous views of mountains. If you're just going to see it and don't plan to do those other things, I wouldn't plan to spend more than a couple of hours there honestly. Alaska has too much to offer to spend much time on the Spit. My husband and I spent four nights of our vacation, and I sure wouldn't do that again! Everything was a hassle: long waits and lines for dinner or anything else, parking difficult to find at times, people everywhere. If that's your thing, you'll love the Spit.
Written 29 July 2021
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Jodi R
Duluth, GA, United States16 contributions
breathtaking views
Jul. 2021
Don't miss it... the scenery is amazing.. boats abound.... wildlife, quaint little shops and restaurants... loved watching the fishing, the fish prep and the beautiful birds, salmon, bald eagles and sea otters... one of our favorite places to walk around
Written 26 July 2021
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LadyRouge
Wanaka, New Zealand192 contributions
Nice beach town
Jul. 2021 • Family
This is a nice spot but was overrun w people the day we went. Ate at a great seafood place and did the shops. If we were staying longer would have rented bikes but we were mainly in Homer to go to Katmai.
Written 16 July 2021
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Kecia R
Columbia, MO39 contributions
Check it out
Jun. 2021
We stayed at the end of the spit, but even if you're not staying there, go check out the shops and the views.
Written 15 July 2021
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jerRsaus
Rockville, MD20 contributions
Homer- Amazing scenery
Jul. 2021 • Family
Fantastic scenery, good beach walking, and excellent restaurants! The parking is t easy, but it’s absolutely with a drive out to the point to walk the boardwalk and take in the harbor and scenery.
Written 8 July 2021
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA4,895 contributions
Boardwalk with incredible views
Jul. 2021 • Family
We enjoyed walking around the spit. Beaches, gift shops and restaurants. There is a playground just under the boardwalk. We enjoyed dinner at a restaurant, icecream, crepes, and we saw some incredible art work at the gift shop. Definitely souvenirs here to take home. A must visit in the area
Written 6 July 2021
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tiap
6 contributions
Very nice
Jun. 2021
The Spit has plenty of shops and very interesting spots for eating and great views at the beach. My advice drive all the way to the end and see how beautiful it really is.
Written 6 July 2021
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Tucker50
Atlanta, GA208 contributions
We stayed at the end of the Spit
Jun. 2021
We stayed at the end of the Spit at Land's End and loved our views of Kachemak Bay and surrounding mountains. We also loved walking on the beach. The was the launching place for fishing, kayaking, and other tours. It had restaurants and gift stores.
Written 28 June 2021
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Travelogue2018
Middletown, CT16 contributions
Awesome trip to Homer Spit
Jun. 2021
Stayed at the Land's End Resort. Great view of the Kachemak bay from the room. Thoroughly enjoyed nearby attractions including a trip to Katmai for brown bear watching and another to Grewingk glacier.
Written 27 June 2021
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jim128
Santa Clarita, CA39 contributions
Don't Miss the Spit
Jun. 2021
The Homer Spit is a great place full of little shops that will offer you that perfect Alaskan gift for self or others. Some shops offer exclusive works by local artists, which is always nice. One of our favorite artists is Leslie Klaar, whose shop is on the spit; stop in and look at her art, you won't be disappointed! The Spit is walkable from town although on windy / rainy days that can be a challenge. If you get there and are too tired to walk back, there is a Trolley that runs on a regular schedule to and from Homer. Food is good, and as this is the Halibut capital of the world, don't miss the chance to have fresh, and I mean fresh, halibut on your salad, sandwich, or fish & chips.
Written 24 June 2021
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