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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 38 things to do in Sequim Features Animals
Sequim, WA
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To the lighthouse and back again!

The hike along the spit from the parking area to the lighthouse and back is eleven miles and is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nancy S
Ithaca, New York
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benches to the ocean

Enjoy a picnic by the ocean, then walk out into it with many variety of birds circling around you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of endangered birds, fish and mammals.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The hike along the spit from the parking area to the lighthouse and back is eleven miles and is absolutely beautiful. (We're in our mid 60's and it took us about four hours total at a comfortable pace.) I can't wait to take friends visiting...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a picnic by the ocean, then walk out into it with many variety of birds circling around you. . .

Thank Musicbones
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the 10 mile round trip hike to the lighthouse on the spit. Beautiful beach and station at the end of the hike. Scenery is breath king.

Thank ryasahara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot with both a hard surface walk (okay for wheelchairs and strollers)and a primitive trail through the trees down to the beach. The last 50 yards down are steep. Lovely views across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the San Juan Islands and...More

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trails for hiking with amazing views. Thee Dungeness Spit is a must . If you are feeling up for a long hike, going all the way to the Dungeness Lighthouse is worth it. Or just sitting on a log and enjoying the waves is...More

1  Thank 931joannac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a leisurely walk on the trails, was nice easy and enjoyable. It gets a bit crowded on weekends and holidays, best bet is to visit on "off" days if you can. Has benches and nice spots to eat a small meal and to reflect....More

1  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful sunny day and were able to wander and get a few good photos. My favorite photo was a bald eagle. Not only was the eagle fun to watch but it was delightful to see the driftwood. We live on the east...More

Thank Liz E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful walk with beautiful views. It was an easy walk even the 'primitive trail' was easy. We only hiked but the camp grounds were nice looking too.

Thank AnnetteSM
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I visited this place today. You walk a way through a beautiful forest and then hit the beach. I saw Pigeon Guillemots and a Hump--backed whale, also deer at the beach. There weren't as many shore birds as I expected. You can walk on the...More

1  Thank Marty S
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a beautiful spot to explore, including walks through the green, green forest as well as the beach on the spit. It was a damp, gray day so we didn't see much wildlife while there, but I recommend it nevertheless.

Thank WendyB_Traveler
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1 April 2016|
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Response from Lccdesign | Reviewed this property |
No public transportation is available to reach this gorgeous spot.
13 December 2015|
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Response from Susan_in_Sequim | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed on the trail, unfortunately. I think they are allowed in the camp and picnic areas.
1 September 2015|
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Response from flyfisher007_12 | Reviewed this property |
There are signs everywhere off the main highway (101 West) and on the roads leading up to it. There should be no problem finding it.