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“Great place to visit”

New Dungeness Lighthouse
Ranked #9 of 39 things to do in Sequim
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

As others have said, this is a long walk. My wife and I managed a round trip in 3.5 hours, including 15 minutes at the lighthouse. If you really like a secluded place to stay, you can book the lighthouse for a week at $350 per person. From what we were told, it can accommodate about 4 couples or a large family. While there, you are the "keeper" of the lighthouse and must do some light chores daily. We are considering this for next year...

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a long walk on the beach to get there so be sure to take water and snacks. When you get to the lighthouse, there are picnic tables and restrooms for your use. Tours of the lighthouse are available by the volunteers who man the facility. Be sure to start your walk to the lighthouse when the tide is low or you will likely get your feet wet because the beach is narrow.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We visited by kayak (hired Dungeness Kayaking, they were great) and had a fantastic day. We learned about the wildlife and geography. We toured the grounds and went up inside. We're lighthouse fans which is why we made the trip, but learned so much more. Be wary if you walk; it's 10 miles round trip and over broken ground; another reason we kayaked.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

You can apply to be a lighthouse keeper for a week. All alone in the middle of nowhere, 6 miles of dunes away from civilization. It's a long hike to the lighthouse along the Dungeness Spit (6 miles one way), but well worth the experience. Try to start out on a low tide, to get as much of the soft sand to hike on as possible. High tides force you to hike on the rocky part of the spit, which is not so easy. Somewhat crowded on sunny days for the first two miles, the hike becomes a solitary experience after that. The Lighthouse has picnic areas and restroom facility. Daytime only unless you're the designated keeper.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Now I'm sure the weather could make this a rather challenging experience. That being said, you will have a beautiful stroll out to the light house. Once there enjoy the tour as you climb up top, enjoy all the history and photos down stairs. There is potable water, nice picnic tables and one flush toilet at the Light house. We've seen whales right off the shore, many seals, birds. It's also fun to see all the shipping traffic heading into Puget Sound.

Thank Peter C
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