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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Sequim, WA
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Magnificent Spit

This natural sand spit is amazing! Watch the tides. A bargain at $3! Inspired: the birds Service: the helpful volunteers were great Atmosphere: wild nature at its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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417 reviews 417 reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This natural sand spit is amazing! Watch the tides. A bargain at $3! Inspired: the birds Service: the helpful volunteers were great Atmosphere: wild nature at its best Return: yep Discovered: from locals we were staying with

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Eatonville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Well maintained trail down to the Spit. The hike is worth it! Gorgeous! It's only $3 for the family and they do ask that you don't take anything from the spit.

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Sammamish
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can't go to Sequim without visiting the Spit! A file mile Spit- just gorgeous. Its a bit of a hike down to the Spit but well worth it. The hike is through the forest and then you end up at the Spit. Waves rolling in, amazing driftwood, and a great beach walk. Go as far or as short as... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As part of our fitness plan, our personal trainer, Rufus (a 10 year old Golden Retriever) suggests we do at least a two mile walk EVERY day. His choice place to go is the refuge. It has hills, and nice trails and a spectacular view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca looking across to Victoria BC. This is also... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to relax! Ocean views, beaches and wildlife make this a complete experience you cant miss! Oh camping too!

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Sunningdale
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16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The spit is a wonderful walk if you've got a few (or several) hours but there are also great walks the other direction along the bluffs. Have seen Eagles up close, otters, partridges, deer and lots of birds. You could easily see whales during the season -- just look for a cluster of boats.

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ustravelermom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Enjoyed the hike through the forest, then ended up on the beach. You could hike all the way to the lighthouse. Nice park.

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Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The hike over the bridge was fun for the kids, and the gift store and birds inside were cool to look at.

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Fortaleza, CE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Just outside of Sequim. There are several places you can stop, but the nature trail, with signs, etc., is at the end of the road.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Refuge was a short drive from where we are staying. Easy to access and the short walk from the car park to the beach through the woods was very gentle. The views of the beach and the sand spit were stunning and once on the beach the amount of drift wood was incredible. A beautiful walk with plenty of... More 

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