Dungeness Spit

Sequim, Washington 98382

Dungeness Spit

Dungeness Spit Professional Review and Guide

"On this 9.4-mile out-and-back hike, you’ll walk a beach along the nation’s longest sand spit to a historic lighthouse. You can spot some of the 250 species of seabirds and harbor seals that call this national wildlife refuge home along the way, and climb to the top of the lighthouse for sweeping views over the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, Canada’s Vancouver Island, and beyond.

Jutting like a delicate finger into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Dungeness Spit is a curious geographic oddity on the Olympic Peninsula’s north coast. Erosion transported by waves and currents from cliffs to the west and from sediments flowing down the Dungeness River have interacted over time to form this 6-mile-long sandy spit, the longest spit in the United States."

Dungeness Spit Reviews

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Great winter beach walk. During the off season, you have the walk almost to your self. Pack a nice lunch and enjoy a relaxing break at the lighthouse. Only bummer is no dogs. In the colder months, there are typically lots of people at the very begining but only a few souls actually venture past the first mile marker. I have not done this hike in the summer.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
Year-round, sunrise to sunset
10 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10 feet
Top Elevation
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Local Contacts
USGS Dungeness
Local Maps