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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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Multi purpose -- hike, picnic, ocean views, wild life

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cornvillel, AZ
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Cornvillel, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 reviews
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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

Thank tabithaw664
Port Angeles, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We travelled here as part of a Viator day excursion to Olympic National Park. The spit is 5 kms long, quite amazing. A lighthouse is at the end of the beach but we didn't have time for it. The beach is covered with huge amounts of driftwood which makes it a photographers or artists delight. Large star fish lay around... More 

Thank Lesley1-1956
Port Ludlow, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The refuge is large, and very easy to get to.. The views of water are great, and there is a lighthouse you can walk out to. You to make it a all day event, (the trail to the Lighthouse is 11.5 miles. But I would that it is worth it.

Thank Cherie E

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