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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Sequim
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  • This is one of those "must see" places on the Olympic Peninsula. Located on the outskirts of Sequim, the refuge has beautiful trails through the woods and along the coast, with spectacular views of th...  more »
  • Pick a low tide and walk to the lighthouse, 5.5 miles on sand each way, or just part way, or sit and watch the shipping traffic and sub hunting planes. 
  • Beautiful views, great trails, nice campground, and - of course - wildlife. What more could you ask for? If you'd like a mini-version that's a bit handier, look for Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. 
  • This is a great place to see the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The hike to the lighthouse is fun but more challenging than it looks. Even though it's flat, you're only allowed to walk on the western half of the spit, which is sand and gravel. That, plus a strong wind can make it pretty tiring. However, you're rewarded with a tour of the lighthouse and a climb up the tower. We saw many bald eagles near the light house.
  • Dungeness is an amazing place for anyone who likes coastal hikes. The walk to the lighthouse is longer than it looks on the map (about 6 miles each way). The nearby forest (part of the refuge) is very pleasant. Do not come expecting to swim, as any marine activity is prohibited. I recommend checking the tide schedule in advance, and making an effort to come when the tide begins to recede, since the 2-3 hour round-trip is less pleasant during high tide.
  • This is a great walk that takes you through the woods, down a steep hill, and across five miles of beach to the Dungeness Bay Lighthouse. Some warnings before you go! No pets allowed so leave the doggy at home. It's three dollars per four people to get in and they don't make change, so bring dollar bills (they are forgiving though, we only had two dollar bills and they still let us in.) No bathrooms! The only bathroom is at the lighthouse, so unless you're prepared to wait and walk 5 miles, do what you need to beforehand. The trail to get down to the beach is fairly steep at one point, so just be aware of that. It's not hard to walk on but not easy on the muscles either.
  • You can take a 5 miles walk to see the lighthouse. and appreciate the view.
  • Great beach walk and good view