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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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Aldergrove, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is very windy here so the waves are huge. It is about a 5 mile walk to the light house so if you try it make sure you know when the tide will be in so you don't end up swimming back!! It costs $3.00 for family and it is worth it for the walk on the beach. It's... More

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Stafford, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful 11 mile hike not for the faint of heart. take water and food and comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Plan on having lunch at the old lighthouse. Great hike and perfect scenery.

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Bedford
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We just did the short walk down through the forest to the beach and it was worth it. It's not too steep and there is some wildlife to see on the way. At the end of the path down is a wild beach, strewn with bleached driftwood with views of the snow-capped mountains of Olympic National Park. There is also... More

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

nice walk on the beach. sandy and rocky up to the tide line then the typical drift wood/logs and sea grass. can get pretty breezy so bring a wind breaker.

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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The trail down to the lighthouse is excellent. There are some telescopes that you can view of the lighthouse and the Puget sound if you aren't able to walk the entire 5.5 miles to the lighthouse. There are campgrounds there and bathrooms with running water.

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Seoul
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a great place for both young and old. My teens enjoy it now just as much as they did when they were little. You can go for a short visit or hang out for the day. Bring your own food and eat at the beach if you want. Great sights and the lighthouse is amazing (but super far... More

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Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautiful hike to the lighthouse, and a great way to spend the day. The day we hiked out, it was foggy until we reached the lighthouse, then every thing cleared up and we could see for miles. Wow.

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Atlanta
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have done this hike before, ended up not going the whole way to light house since the marine layer rolled in and it was very windy. Easy hike along the water, saw lots of birds.

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The wooded trails to the stairs down to the spit are beautiful and well maintained, there is also a "primitive" trail which is lovely. We will definitely go back when we have time to actually walk the spit. Be aware, there can be a marine layer early in the day, but go ahead and get a parking place, it will... More

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Puyallup, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

I have always wanted to walk out to the lighthouse but never did. This trip we set aside a day and tackled it. It. Is a half mile down to the beach and about five miles along the spit. The last bit going down to the beach is pretty steep and would be a challenge for the elderly. Strong emphasis... More

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