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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Sequim, WA
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The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of...

The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of endangered birds, fish and mammals.

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Dungeness Spit

A lovely walk through beautiful forest before going down to the beach. I would recommend that people be truly prepared for a long hike if they want to go all the way to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Port Angeles, Washington
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Port Angeles, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely walk through beautiful forest before going down to the beach. I would recommend that people be truly prepared for a long hike if they want to go all the way to the lighthouse. It's 5 miles each way on the beach to get there. Just the forest walk is much better suited to the casual hiker.

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Sequim, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 when there's a low tide. The campground here is a very popular one in the... More 

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Cornvillel, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 when the tide is going out and return before the tide comes in. It's 5.5... More 

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Carnation, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 rising, and a strong wind and driving rain forced me back after 1 mile in.... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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 at least a couple of miles along the spit. On our trip in early December,... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 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.

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 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 telling you about this, because I want it to remain as serene and uncrowded as... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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 that descends rather steeply as it approaches the spit. Since Dungeness Spit is several miles... More 

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