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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Sequim, WA
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Sequim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of endangered birds, fish and...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of endangered birds, fish and mammals.

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Centennial, CO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We were there late in the afternoon. The view of the water from the overlooks is great. As the sun sank, the sky and water turned pink and blue - very pretty. Close to Sequim. Good way to end the day.

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Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is a five-mile spit of sand that sticks out into the entrance to Puget Sound. But if you're not up for the long walk to out to the lighthouse, you can still see Mt. Baker (on a clear day) from any part of the beach. The beach is accessed through a forest path that takes about 15-20 minutes, then... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Great beach. We didn't walk out to the end of the spit on this this trip but will on the next visit. The walk through the forest was peaceful with interesting info signs along the way. Great place to bring kids that need to get some exercise!

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

It is a very beautiful and interesting place to explore. We loved the hiking and seeing Dungeness Spit area. The lighthouse is charming and interesting.

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Quad Citis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

After the 1st mile on the spit, we got tired and turned around. Frequency of seeing animals dependent if you are there during the prime migratory season (Spring and Fall). Make sure you check the tide cycle.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is an 11 mile round-trip hike to and from the lighthouse. The lighthouse is situated on the largest spit in the continental U.S. They have picnic tables outside where you can sit, have lunch and enjoy the view of the Olympic Mountains and hear the waves crashing from the Strait. You are allowed to climb to the top of... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Great access for a birder. I wished I had more time to make the 8 mile round-trip hike to the lighthouse!

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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

An easy walk along a great beach. It is 5.5 miles from the parking lot to the light house but there is no need to go that far to enjoy the experience

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Hernando, Mississippi
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This is a very nice place to take a hike and explore the ocean front. The hike includes a nice short walk through a forest before heading down to the shore. It is a easy hike that is ADA accessible to the beach. There is a short section with a fairly steep grade at the shore. There were many families... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The Dungeness "spit" as we've called it since I was a kid offers something for all kinds of adventurers. From walking and biking trails to horse trails. The path from the campgrounds to the beach is paved and nice and wide.

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