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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Sequim, WA
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Sequim
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Clinton, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

you can walk for miles in this park. Dogs, however are not allowed because of wildlife. Keep this in mind. Ours does not like to stay in the car by himself. The walk to the lighthouse and back is a days work, literally. Unless you are a veteran walker, I wouldn't recommend it. You can however, be a lighthouse keeper... More

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Marysville, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I once walked Dungeness Spit by myself to the old lighthouse on a beautiful Spring day. It is a memory I will never forget. This year my husband and I wanted a long weekend away and we chose Sequim. It started with a ferry ride from Edmonds which is the way to start a vacation. We left the city behind... More

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Kent, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We had a great morning, hiking down to the spit and along the beach. We didn't go as far as the lighthouse (5+miles) but greatly enjoyed walking along the spit for quite a ways. Saw ducks and heron, and enjoyed the driftwood and waves, and the pretty walk back up through the forest.

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Bellingham, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We have visited here many times and this is a great wildlife refuge for hiking, photography and spotting birds.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We make a point to visit the spit every time we go to the Olympic Pennisula, summer or winter. We've never made it all the way to the lighthouse - but someday. It is one of the most refreshing hikes i've been on - a long walk through the trees to the beach, and then miles of beach in front... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

My family has been going to this area for over 20 years. It is a must on our list when visiting Sequim. It has a diverse ecosystem and is never the same experience. It is great for all ages (even my teenage son liked it!)

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I was disappointed in the few birds we saw, but then we didn't walk all the way to the lighthouse. We were there at high tide and walking on the sloping beach of rocks and large grain sand was not ideal. Will definitely try it again at a better time for birding.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Dungeness Spit was beautiful. I was not so sure when my husband said where he was taking me but I am so glad I was on board. The 1/2 mile walk to the beach is beautiful but once you can see the beach it is just breath-taking. We walked along the shore for quite awhile and saw some pretty... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Walked down to the beach - it really is not much of a hike and is well worth the effort. The hosts at the top collecting the $3.00 are a wealth of information and truly wonderful

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Circleville, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I didn't have as much time as I wanted to enjoy the trip all the way out to the lighthouse, but what time I had was very nice. I learned about the spit and how it was formed, got to watch the waterfowl, and also observe some marine life in the Straight.

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