Sequim is an adorable community in the northernmost part of Washington state between Port Townsend and Port Angeles. The city itself is rather small, but the surrounding area has a population of about 68,000 as of a 2010 census. The area is full of exciting and intriguing things to see. As a kid, my favorite place to visit in Sequim was Dungeness Spit, where little sea creatures could be discovered tucked away in tide pools. We’d find sand hidden in every nook and cranny of our bodies and our car for weeks afterward. I hope you and yours enjoy Sequim as much as I have!
Places To See
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
554 Voice of America Rd W, Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: (360) 457-8451
Fax: (360) 457-9778
Mailing Address: 715 Holgerson Road, Sequim, WA 98382
“Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public year-round. Hiking, wildlife viewing, and photography are popular activities on the Refuge. Some portions are closed seasonally or permanently to protect sensitive species. To ensure that wildlife continue to have a peaceful place to rest and feed, certain recreational activities such as swimming, jogging, and other beach activities are allowed only in selected areas during certain times of the year. Pets, bicycles, kite flying, frisbees, ball-playing, camping, and fires are not permitted on the Refuge as they are a disturbance for the many migrating birds and other wildlife taking solitude on the Refuge.” – Fish and Wildlife Website
- No pets allowed!!!
- The refuge has a $3 entrance fee, which covers groups up to 4 people.
- Trail info for the roundtrip 11 mile Dungeness Spit Hike here
- New Dungeness Lighthouse is at the tip of the Dungeness Spit and is worth the visit!
Olympic Game Farm
Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse
Location: 2781 Towne Road, Sequim, WA
Phone Number: 360-681-2257
“Five miles north of Sequim along the banks of the Dungeness River stands a picturesque two-story building with a distinctive red-roofed bell tower built more than a century ago (1892) This is the Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse.
Surrounded by farmland, the Dungeness Schoolhouse is not only a Historic site and architectural landmark, but also a useful community treasure complete with a working school bell. In size, design, and detail, the schoolhouse reflects the excellent craftsmanship of early builders who used locally-harvested and milled lumber. Its most distinctive feature is the decorative bellfry with bell-shaped roof centered over the original two-room schoolhouse and upstairs auditorium.
Except for a two-story wing added in 1921 to provide more space, in-door plumbing, electric lighting, and heat pumps for heating & cooling, the school retains its historic plan, architectural integrity, and many original features. One first-floor classroom was slightly modified for community use, but the other is preserved as an Historic Schoolroom exhibit that is open to the public by appointment. Many early class photos and educational artifacts are exhibited in this delightfully restored classroom.” – http://sequimmuseum.com/dungeness-schoolhouse.html
Unique Places To Stay
I recommend everyone take a second to scroll through Airbnb, there are some awesome options from $60 – $300 a night. And if you haven’t joined Airbnb yet, my affiliate link right here will give you some bonus bucks.
John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort
This place also has tent sites between $28-35 a night, so if you’re looking to camp out and do a little barbecuing this is the spot to be.
Address: 182 Marine Drive Sequim, WA 98382
Places to Nosh
Nosh? Nom? Idk, wasn’t that a popular phrase like… circa 2007? Jesus, am I old already? Here are this year’s top-ranked places to dine in Sequim.
Oak Table Cafe
292 W Bell St, Sequim, WA 98382-3753
$$ – $$$ American Cafe Gluten Free Options Vegetarian Friendly Vegan Options
“Best breakfast in Sequim” 04/25/2017
“I could eat here every morning!” 04/22/2017
Alder Wood Bistro
139 W Alder St, Sequim, WA 98382-3316
$$ – $$$ American Gluten Free Options Vegetarian Friendly
“Beautiful Setting, Great Food” 04/15/2017
134 S 2nd Ave, Sequim, WA 98382-2900
$$ – $$$ American Gluten Free Options
“Happy Hour” 04/23/2017
“Our go-to restaurant” 04/12/2017
2577 W Sequim Bay Rd, John Wayne Marina, lower level of building, Sequim, WA 98382
$$$$ American Seafood International Gluten Free Options Vegetarian Friendly
“Quick Vacay to the West Side” 04/05/2017
1345 S Sequim Ave, Sequim, WA 98382-4727
$$ – $$$ American Vegetarian Friendly Vegan Options Gluten Free Options
“Fresh and wholesome.” 04/10/2017
“Wonderful food” 04/09/2017