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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Sequim, WA
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Sequim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of endangered birds, fish and mammals.
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Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 NEW

nice hike and beautiful views as well as interesting facts of area. Even in the rain we enjoyed our hike.

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honolulu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Miles of beach covered with soft golden, jade green, pale pink, and charcoal stones polished for hundreds of years by the rhythmic waves splashing on the shore. The brisk salty sea breeze blowing, with the resounding cawing of sea birds ringing in the air as flocks of birds land on the ocean for a feeding frenzy. Ropes of tangled seaweed... More

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Meridian, ID
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Lots of great signage, good amount of parking. Restrooms near the parking area. Great for sight seeing and picture taking. I went in mid-October. It was a beautiful day, with lots of sun, but there is a lot of tree cover and dampness so take a sweatshirt or layers. And don't forget your camera. The trailhead leads down to the... More

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Fallbrook, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Accidental stop on a quick tour through the area, we parked and walked along the cliff path where many others sat and just enjoyed the sound and smells of the ocean. We saw deer along the roads and paths that were not too spooked and got some cute pictures.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

What a gorgeous spot! We hiked here and loved it. Enjoyed a gorgeous sunset, which made my husband's bday that much sweeter.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We took the approximately one mile round trip walk. The five mile walk to the lighthouse at the tip of the Dungeness Spit was a little out of our fitness range, but would love to do it in the Spring. The shorter walk takes you through some spectacular forest to an overlook of the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Just... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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159 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Check your tide tables before you come here if you expect to do the 4 or 5 hours walk along the Dungeness Spit to the lighthouse, built in 1857. I arrived during high tide around sunset and could barely see the lighthouse in the distance, let alone walk the length of the spit to the lighthouse as some hearty folk... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This area is so peaceful and beautiful. You cannot take a bad picture. Recommend spending more time than we had. It's a trek to the Lighthouse - may be next time.

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Really enjoyed this walk. Be conscious of the tides. We turned around about 20 min from the lighthouse. High tide was at 3:00 the day we were there. When we got back to the starting point around 1:30 there was already very little beach to walk on (ie the wet stuff that is easy to walk on rather than dry... More

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olympia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I loved this place. Be prepared for a long walk if you want to make it to the lighthouse. We didn't make it that far but it was still beautiful. I would like to try again, but more prepared for a long one. Bring your sunscreen. one you are on the beach there is no cover from the sun.

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