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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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Sequim, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful walk through the forest to a nice beach and sand spit on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. this place is nice for families to explore the beach, learn about wildlife, birds, and hike. It is often cooler and more windy than in town. There are no bathrooms at the beach, no dogs allowed, no beach access on the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This place is well worth the visit. $3.00 cash entry. Ample parking. It is a good long walk. Take some water and snacks in backpack. We saw a harbor seal pup on the beach (please don't approach!!!). Great views,,great surf.

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Phoenix, AZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We really loved this experience! We must have walked for miles and the beauty of this area is unforgettable.. Be respectful of this natural wonder so others can enjoy it!

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Redmond, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It had been in our list of places to visit for a long time, because of the Lighthouse, of course. But when we reached there, realised the whole place is beautiful. We reached there in the morning and had breakfast. Then left for the trail down till the beach. It was a beautiful sunny morning so were lucky to get... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Looking out at the lighthouse from the location of the foundation of the Three Crabs Restaurant gave the best view. The settlement of the original Dungeness town is quite interesting -lots of old buildings including the restored schoolhouse. The signage to find the actual Dungeness Reserve was very poor..

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Signal Mountain, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The beach is much different than we had expected. This was not migratory bird season so did not see many birds.

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194 reviews 194 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Dungeness National Wildlife refuge is a great place to visit with friends or family. There's a nice nature trail with signs that point out different plants and trees and the trail ends at the beach. If you continue hiking for a couple of miles you can make it to the light house. Or you can just hang out at... More

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New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is so beautiful and so necessary to have wildlife kept safe and healthy. Beautiful trails to walk on, easy even for those of us who aren't too limber. The scenery is amazing. We will be back again.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As a wildlife refuge, the area remains as undeveloped as possible to preserve the natural beauty of the area. Parts of the refuge will therefore remain closed to the public to let the wildlife remain undisturbed. The refuge will host a number of waterfowl and other seabirds and occasional seals. You may or may not see many of them depending... More

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SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

lovely .5 walk will take you through a lovely rain forest, where you'll hear birds high above singing. when you get near the end, there are two platforms where you can look out over the dungeness spit and view the lighthouse at the very end. lovely walk, beautiful bird sounds. the walk out to the lighthouse is an 11+ mile... More

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