Dungeness Spit, Washington State

trip report by site editor Rick McCharles

Dungeness Spit is a 5.5-mile (8.9 km) long sand spit jutting out from the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula in … Washington, USA, into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It is the longest natural sand spit in the United States. …

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Some say it’s the world’s longest naturally occurring sandspit.

Diana and I wanted to visit the New Dungeness Light, in continuous operation since 1857.

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It’s fairly easy to find the trailhead from the highway near Sequim.

Sequim map

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Here’s the light station at 34x zoom.

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It was a long but interesting day hike.

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There was a family of volunteers manning the lighthouse. Father had scheduled this week about 6 years ago when his youngest daughter was age-2. Children must be at least age-8 to stay out here.

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We didn’t catch much sea life. But there were a couple of interesting things out at sea. 🙂

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see more of our full resolution photos

related – Washington Trails – Dungeness Spit

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