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Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Sequim
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Owner description: The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 250 species of endangered birds, fish and mammals.
Port Angeles, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hiking”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is great if you have animals, you can walk them over many acres of land. Beware though that when it rains, small puddles become swampy marshlands...doesn't stop me though. The only place you can't take your pet is down to the Dungeness Spit. Lots of camp sites for tents or campers. I am local and like to take my dog there as many other locals do. There is a charge for the camping facilities and a donation to walk down the spit to the lighthouse.

Visited March 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great place for easy hike”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

This is a great beach hike. Views are some of the best in the NW. Lots of drift wood to explore. Abundant wildlife - increases as you get further out. Fun, historic place to visit at the end of the spit, plus place to refill your water bottle and use a clean bathroom! The trails around the campground are great for jogging/biking or just strolling along. Campsites are very nice with good wind breaks for the most part. Great for big kids or little kids or no kids.

One rule of no running on the beach seems quite silly as the wildlife lives on the side you cannot walk on anyway??

Visited March 2012
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Sequim, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“great area”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

beautiful area with a great trail for a day hike, great place to see birds

Visited September 2011
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Seattle
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
136 attraction reviews
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“World Class View”
Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

One of the best walks I have ever been on. The views of the Olympic Mtns framed by the Straight of Juan De Fuca . .I don't think you could find a better spot on earth . .might be able to tie it, but not beat it. Great sunrise or sunset walk . .early morning sunrise walk . .or late afternoon sunset walk. Big Sky surrounds you, white noise of the surf, the seagulls showing off the flying skills, the very unique driftwood . .it's as long as you want . .but goooooo . .only got an hour . . Fine . .go. . . Got 6 hours to make it to the light house and back . .go . . Not so much about the animals you may or may not see . .hard to describe . .it's a must to do . .a little or a lot . .go!

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olympia, wa
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Shining waters and solitude”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

A memorable hike to a quaint lighthouse located at the end of a 5 1/2 mile walk over pathless sand and loose beach pebbles. If you watch the tide and hit it at low ebb, the walk is easier and mostly on compact wet sand. But regardless, the hike is about as flat as it comes except for the 200 foot elevation from the parking lot to the saltwater. You will most likely get your feet wet somewhere along the way, so waterproof footwear is nice but not a must depending on the season. I would suggest bringing an extra pair of socks, sun protection, a light weight windproof jacket and plenty of water.
Be warned that it's not a walk in the park. This is a 4-5 hour hike round trip and there are no restroom facilities or water until you reach the lighthouse. No bushes to sneak behind. It's an open wind blown sand spit and after five miles of loose sand and pebbles, unconditioned ankles will start to feel it. No place for small children in my opinion unless you're up to carrying them back. But the reward is worth it. Gracious hosts at the lighthouse and a nice area with a manicured green lawn and benches to enjoy that well earned lunch before contemplating the walk back. With the sun shining on the sparkling waters and the sea birds swirling above you- a wonderful experience well worth a little sand in your shoes.

Visited August 2011
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