New Dungeness Lighthouse, Sequim

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  • I have talked about the Dungeness Recreation Area Camping and hiking previously. This time I will tell you about the Dungeness Spit and Lighthouse. To reach the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge trav...  more »
  • It is a long 5.5 mile hike. It's much easier at low tide. The lighthouse keepers gave us a very informative tour. It is definitely worth the long walk but you should be in pretty good shape to return ...  more »
  • This walk is not for people with bad knees or legs, as it is over 5.5 miles in each direction on a sandy and rocky beach. On very stormy days the water will cover the spit and sometimes wash out a sec...  more »
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  • It's a 55. mile level beach walk along the spit to get to the lighthouse. Strongly advise timing your walk to coincide with lower tides. There is great flat packed sand walking a low tide, below several feet of tide. Up to about 5 feet of tide you'll still find good walking, though a bit limited. Beyond that, its a loose gravel trudge. Great views across the Strait and of Mt. Baker, but it's a bit tedious because one mile is pretty much like the next. But the lighthouse is a great reward, with lawn, picnic tables, toilet, and water, as well as a small museum and you can go up into the light. Good cell phone reception out there too!
  • Wonderful wonderful hike out and the museum and going up in the lighthouse is a great experience. Go on a falling tide.
  • Very very good place! Just watch out of seagulls, they steal your food.
  • This is a great place to hike to for a day. There is a small fee to get a permit to hike on the wildlife refuge; they honor national park passes and it waives the fee. There is a public restroom in the parking lot before the trail begins. This is just under 11 miles round trip. There is a public bathroom at the lighthouse. The trail is on a beach with a lot of drift wood and plenty of rocks to go around. I highly suggest timing the hike at low tide and start earlier. The lighthouse is open 9-5, but the trail is a 6AM-dark kind of thing. As I walked back, the tide was coming in and it took away a huge chunk of comfortable walking space on the sandy part of the spit, and I found myself walking on the bigger rocks/driftwood more towards the end of the journey. Everyone on the trail is incredibly friendly, I didn't see younger children past a certain point on the trail. The lighthouse is great. You can climb to the top, they have a small museum that's pretty informative. There are a bunch of picnic benches outside. Other than a public restroom, there is no gift shop or offering of refreshments. Pack snacks, water, lunch. There are no trash cans, either. You must bring your trash back with you because of the minimal service that goes out there. There are great views out there. Olympic mountain range, bits of Canada, etc.
  • New Dungeness Lighthouse is a nice lighthouse to visit and photograph. Sometimes the Lighthouse is open for tours.

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