Best of Sequim, WA

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
Email: fw1wamaritime@fws.gov
Mailing Address: 715 Holgerson Road, Sequim, WA 98382
Website: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Dungeness/

“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

Special Notes:

Olympic Game Farm

Address: 1423 Ward Rd, Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: (360) 683-4295
Prices: $14-12 per person average (kids under 5 are free)
Website: http://olygamefarm.com/
“Olympic Game Farm worked exclusively for Walt Disney Studios for 28 years, filming here at the farm and on the Olympic Peninsula, as well as on many different set locations… After the death of Walt and Roy Disney, Disney Studios began to move away from the nature films that had been so dear to Walt’s heart.   In 1972, with the approval of the Disney Studios for using the Disney name, Olympic Game Farm, Inc. was opened to the public. Our founders Lloyd and Catherine Beebe, retired from the filming industry and focused solely on caring for their animal actors, concentrating on offering “in need” captive bred animals a new and loving home. Olympic Game Farm will continue to accept in-need wildlife, as space permits and with the proper authority approvals.” – www.olygamefarm.com
Authors Note: I have sent an email requesting more information from the park with no response yet. Until I determine how legitimate their policies are for the animals care, I do not endorse this park.

Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse

Location: 2781 Towne Road, Sequim, WA
Email: SequimMuseum@Olypen.com
Phone Number: 360-681-2257
Website: http://sequimmuseum.com/dungeness-schoolhouse.html

“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.

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Image pulled from John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort website

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: 2634 W Sequim Bay Rd, Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: (360) 681-3853
http://www.johnwaynewaterfrontresort.com/
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Image Pulled From Clark’s Chambers bed & breakfast website
Clark’s Chambers
Address: 322 Clark Rd, Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: (360) 683-4431
 Juan de Fuca Cottages
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Juan de Fuca Cottages

Address: 182 Marine Drive Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: 1-360-683-4433
Email: juandefucacottages@gmail.com

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
+1 360-683-2179
www.oaktablecafe.com
$$ – $$$ 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
+1 360-683-4321
www.alderwoodbistro.com
$$ – $$$ American Gluten Free Options Vegetarian Friendly
“Beautiful Setting, Great Food” 04/15/2017
“Wonderful” 04/14/2017

Blondie’s Plate
134 S 2nd Ave, Sequim, WA 98382-2900
+1 360-683-2233
www.blondiesplate.com
$$ – $$$ American Gluten Free Options
“Happy Hour” 04/23/2017
“Our go-to restaurant” 04/12/2017

Dockside Grill
2577 W Sequim Bay Rd, John Wayne Marina, lower level of building, Sequim, WA 98382
+1 360-683-7510
www.docksidegrill-sequim.com
$$$$ American Seafood International Gluten Free Options Vegetarian Friendly
“Quick Vacay to the West Side” 04/05/2017
“Oysters!” 03/24/2017

Nourish Sequim
1345 S Sequim Ave, Sequim, WA 98382-4727
+1 360-797-1480
www.nourishsequim.com
$$ – $$$ American Vegetarian Friendly Vegan Options Gluten Free Options
“Fresh and wholesome.” 04/10/2017
“Wonderful food” 04/09/2017

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Author: Mercae

Travel writing is my dream job. With the help of the fantastic people in my life, I get to share the beauty of my home with the world. It fuels my soul to spend every day looking forward to my next adventure here in the Pacific Northwest.

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