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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 38 things to do in Sequim Features Animals
Sequim, WA
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A pleasant little stroll along a ridge overlooking the Strait

I've visited here many times. Although the trail keeps getting moved back due to erosion, it's... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Sequim, Washington
Multi purpose -- hike, picnic, ocean views, wild life

Picnic tables overlook Puget Sound and Victoria. Hike down a rather steep hill to the extensive... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2016
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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 8 February 2016

I've visited here many times. Although the trail keeps getting moved back due to erosion, it's always watched and maintained. It's possible to walk just a couple of miles along the ridge or go down to the Dungeness Spit and out to the Dungeness Lighthouse...More

Thank stvnflt
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Picnic tables overlook Puget Sound and Victoria. Hike down a rather steep hill to the extensive beach or just meander the top side trails. Enjoy!

Thank 4tenderfoot
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit for all first time visitors to Sequim. We moved here 6 months ago and have been back many times. Excellent bird watching. Great hiking trails and a extended hike on the beach to the light house. Remember to hike out...More

1  Thank 5420JM
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I just love this place. Truly a natural wonder, this 5-mile spit extends into the Straight of Juan de Fuca, like a long curved finger. You have to be hardy to walk it. Also, check the tide tables - today the tide was high and...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I've walked at the spit several times, and I always enjoy it. The walk to the spit is through fairly thick woods that open to an overlook of the spit. If you really aren't a walker you could stop here, but I like to walk...More

1  Thank Sondra G
Reviewed 4 December 2015

This is a stunning lovely location with some amazing views and a very enjoyable beach hike. No facilities means being prepared in advance though.

1  Thank tread_softlyOregon
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I LOVE this place. A walk through the "Hobbit Forest" takes you to overlooks of Dungeness Bay and one of the longest sand spits in the world. Continue down to the beach for as long of a walk as you can handle. I shouldn't be...More

Thank Lccdesign
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Love walking out to the light house, its a long ways tho! Gets pretty windy but I could spend all day there

Thank tabithaw664
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Dungeness Wildlife Refuge is located on the Dungeness Spit, an amazing natural sand bar that has anchored itself along the Straight of Juan de Fuca about 5 miles north of Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula. The refuge is reached by a trail through the woods...More

Thank Hardly B
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We travelled here as part of a Viator day excursion to Olympic National Park. The spit is 5 kms long, quite amazing. A lighthouse is at the end of the beach but we didn't have time for it. The beach is covered with huge amounts...More

Thank Lesley1-1956
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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.