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Homer Spit, Homer

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#1 of 6 in Beaches in Alaska
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. Plan to visit Homer Spit and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Homer attractions using our Homer holiday planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I have been going to Homer since the 80's and I have always loved go to the spit the view is something that you will always remember . The bay is surrounded by beautiful mountains . There are a lot of...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Enjoyed a quiet walk on the spit before all the business opened, watching the sunrise and the fishing boats leave. Very picturesque!  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The Spit is a unique place yet typically touristy at the same time. Lots of nice shops and great food.  more »

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