Why should I visit Sequim?
Sequim, Washington is best known for its abundance of lavender in the summer and Dungeness crab in the fall and early winter.
Where is Sequim, WA?
From Olympic Highway, WA-101:
- Take Olympic Highway, WA-101 west for 21 miles to Sequim.
- Take the Washington Street, Sequim Avenue, or River Road exits to take you into Sequim.
What sort of Services and Amenities does Sequim offer?
Sequim is a small town, but is very visitor friendly. It features many different options for lodging including hotels, motels, RV camps, and B&Bs.
What can I do or see in Sequim, WA?
- Dungeness Spit: Hike the Dungeness Spit Along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Dungeness Spit is 5.5 miles long and is the longest natural spit in the nation. Dungeness Spit is in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, home to 250 species of birds, as well as seals and occasionally otters.
- Bike the Olympic Discovery Trail: Sequim lies in the middle of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The Olympic Discovery Trail is a 120 mile bike trail that leads from Port Townsend to Port Angeles. Cyclists are led through lush forest, along the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca, and past charming meadows.
- Fishing and Crabbing: In Sequim you can indulge in both fresh water fishing and saltwater fishing. Fisherman can catch Silver, Pink, Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye Salmon in the fresh water Dungeness River. The saltwater Dungeness Bay is a hot spot for Chinook Salmon, shrimp, oysters, and Dungeness crab.
- Pick Some Lavender: Sequim, known as the “Lavender Capital of North America” is bursting with fragrant lavender flowers in the summer. There are various “U-Pick” farms and even a “Lavender Weekend” in mid-July.
- U-Pick Berries: There are several fruit and vegetable farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Berry bushes thrive in Sequim. Remember your basket, because in the summer you can “u-pick” all of the berries you can carry, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
- New Dungeness Lighthouse: At the end of the Dungeness Spit sits the New Dungeness Lighthouse. Built in 1857, the New Dungeness Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in the Northwest. Tours are available, but visitors should check the tide reports before departing for the hike, as high tides can make it difficult to reach the lighthouse.