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Olympic Peninsula, Wa

Dungeness Spit

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/yshDe

Take the Sequim Avenue Exit and head north through town. The road becomes the Sequim/Dungeness Highway. Follow this road and it will eventually become East Anderson Road. On Anderson Road, take a right on Clark Road. At the end of Clark Road, take a right and then take a quick left on Cline Spit Road.

 

Dungeness Spit From Hurricane Ridge

Dungeness Spit From Hurricane Ridge

Easy Hike:

Jutting out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Dungeness Spit is much more than just a long walk on the beach. From watching eagles, herons and migrating birds to seeing migrating whales, cargo ships and kayakers, this may just be the most scenic walk on the beach on the Olympic Peninsula.

 

The hike is long and flat with the destination being a classic lighthouse standing at the end of the sandbar. This lighthouse is iconic to the region and during sunrise or sunset, you are hard pressed to find a better view. With the Olympic Mountains to the South, Mount Baker to the Northeast and Vancouver Island to the North, the views are spectacular.

 

Beach-combing, birding and watching for sea life is a must along this hike, but be aware that the area is quite windy. Don’t let that stop you though. With shells, agates and an occasional glass ball, this beach is a great place to spend an afternoon or a full day. The hike is extremely kid-friendly, and if you are ever in the area and need something to do, this is an amazing place year round.

 

 

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/oeAMK

Distance: 11 Miles Round Trip

Elevation Gain:  100 Feet

 

Sand Piper on the Beach

Sand Piper on the Beach

 

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