Dungeness Bay, Washington

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Dungeness Bay


Dungeness Bay WA is a great recreation spot for those who enjoy a slower pace. If you enjoy waiting on your crab pot, like reading a book with sand between your toes, or want to meditate to the sounds of lapping waves, this is the spot for you.

  • Dungeness Bay has calm, easy waters good for light kayaking 
  • Depending on the season, crabbers have strong chances of a good a catch 
  • Tours of the New Dungeness Bay Lighthouse are free

What can I see and do at Dungeness Bay? 

  • Crabbing: By hand net or by trap, Dungeness Bay lives up to its name with prolific crab catches. It can be extremely satisfying to catch your own lunch. Check the Washington Fish and Wildlife website [http://wdfw.wa.gov/] before your trip as regulations often change. 
  • The Dungeness Spit Trails: The Dungeness Spit is one of the world’s longest natural spits. Along the sands of the spit hikers can view exotic bird life and various corals and shells that wash onto shore. 
  • Dungeness Lighthouse Tour: Take the five mile walk, or hop in a kayak to take a free, indepth tour of this 150 year old lighthouse. Ever wanted to be a Lighthouse Keeper? Well, you can. For one week you can live in the New Dungeness Lighthouse, visit their website for details and to make your reservation.

Where is Dungeness Bay?

Dungeness Bay is 30 minutes east of Port Angeles. Take Olympic Highway 101 east and turn left at the Sequim exit. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Sequim-Dungeness Way. Drive to the trailhead, where there are restrooms and plenty of parking.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Call the New Dungeness Lighthouse at (360) 683-6638.


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