Sequim Bay, Washington

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Sequim Bay

The calm waters of Sequim Bay WA are great for laid back fishing, easy kayaking, and mellow swimming. While not a draw for lovers of extreme sports, this is a great place for families to play in the water together.

  • The fishing is extremely accessible for all ages and abilities 
  • Explore the waters by kayak 
  • Join a kayaking group or hop on a guided boat tour

What can I see and do at Sequim Bay? 

  • Kayak: Kayaking is a great way to explore Sequim Bay’s calm waters, kelp beds, dramatic cliffs, harbor seals, otters, occasional grey whales and other marine life. Bring your own kayak, rent one, or join a tour. 
  • Fishing: Sequim Bay is a longtime northwest fisherman’s secret. Actor John Wayne loved fishing here so much that he purchased land near the town and the local marina bears his name. Check Washington’s Fish and Wildlife Department’s website before you fish, as regulations do change from time to time. 
  • Boat Tours: In July the Protection Island Puffin Dinner Cruise leaves from the John Wayne Marina and circumnavigates Protection Island, home to tufted puffins, rhinoceros auklets, glaucous-winged gulls, and other seabirds.

Where is Sequim Bay?

Sequim Bay is just east of the town of Sequim on the Olympic Highway 101, 30 minutes east of Port Angeles.