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New Dungeness Lighthouse

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Address: 110 Steve Pl, near the end of Dungeness Spit, Sequim, WA 98382-7324
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+1 360-681-3494
09:00 - 17:00
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Well worth the walk

It is a 5 1/2 mile walk to the Lighthouse on the Spit. It is a National Wildlife Refuge, so no dogs are allowed in order to protect the wildlife. You can join the New Dungeness... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sequim, Washington
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Sequim, Washington
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a 5 1/2 mile walk to the Lighthouse on the Spit. It is a National Wildlife Refuge, so no dogs are allowed in order to protect the wildlife. You can join the New Dungeness Lighthouse Association and for a fee, stay at the Lighthouse for an entire week. It was the best vacation I ever had!!! It is... More 

1 Thank 395ellenl
West Palm Beach, Florida
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1,119 reviews
526 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 865 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I followed signs from Highway 101 to the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge. I spoke with a volunteer/forest ranger and gathered a tremendous amount of information. I learned that the walk is 5.5 miles. It feels like t0 coming back. The lighthouse is beautiful and I learned that one can rent it for a week and be the "lighthouse keeper" for that... More 

2 Thank DoloresJacoby
Cle Elum, Washington
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

One thing off my bucket list. The day was sunny, the tide was low enough and we had plenty of time to hike to the lighthouse. BE SURE TO CHECK THE TIDE TABLES before going! We've been to the spit many times, and it's always different. Sometimes shorebirds are plentiful, other times just a few birds - a kingfisher and... More 

1 Thank kay-m M
Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016

You have to earn seeing this place, its over 10 mile round trip to get here. So worth it though, they let you go up in the lighthouse so you can check out the view. You can even volunteer to stay and take care of it for a week.

Thank theresam1975
Collinsville, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Your investment of time and walking effort will be rewarded. Located in the midst of the wildlife refuge, this is an oasis for hikers, with picnic tables, a real restroom and fresh water--with the added bonus of a free tour to the top of of an 1857 lighthouse (hours 9 to 5). For the safest hike, check your tide tables,... More 

1 Thank LoveMrEd2
Mount Vernon, Washington
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It was nice to have a final destination for this 11 mile RT hike. There were picnic tables, restrooms, water, and friendly guest "keepers." Bring a lunch!

Thank solymar11
Bellingham, WA
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We went here on a hike last weekend and immediately upon getting home, I went on-line to see about becoming a lightkeeper. This place is simply amazing - the views incredible and the quiet and solitude will calm your soul. The hike out to the lighthouse is long but not too difficult - take your time. Bring water and snacks... More 

2 Thank cindyloufromwa
Cleburne, Texas
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

If you are a lighthouse lover, the New Dungeness Lighthouse is a neat place to visit. The staff there is very friendly and helpful. It requires a very long (11 mile round trip) walk in the sand (or a boat) to reach the lighthouse.

Thank Dallas D
Sequim, Washington
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Always a favorite hike when friends visit. It is long, but flat and fun to explore the beach, and have a lunch when one reaches the lighthouse.

Thank catchuslater
Chesapeake, Virginia
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123 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We hiked the beach to the lighthouse and enjoyed the view from the top. We were somewhat disappointed that the only wildlife to be seen was seagulls, though we did see two immature eagles flying in the distance. No seals to be seen. The trek is not for the faint of heart. An eleven-mile trek along the beach is tiring,... More 

1 Thank Sonny P

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