Best beach trails in Sequim, Washington

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Explore the most popular beach trails near Sequim with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of beach trails in Sequim, Washington
Top trails (5)
#1 - Dungeness Spit Trail
Dungeness Recreation Area
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
Note: Lighthouse is currently CLOSED but grounds, restrooms, and picnic tables are still open. Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge provides a great place to check out waterfowl and seabirds on the coast. First things first: this is an epically long hike on sand. It doesn't appear to be so bad from the start, but the spit is deceptively long. That said, it's a great way to spend a nice day. The nice part is that you can turn back at any point, there are no monumental landmarks along the way that you'll miss if you don't make the end. That doesn't mean there is nothing to see, however. The beach is a combination of fine sand and large cobbles - with enough variation in color and composition to keep it interesting. There are plenty of cairns constructed, seemingly, just for the sake of building cairns. The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and Dungeness Bay provide a sheltered area for thousands of seabirds and waterfowl, be sure to bring your guidebook to identify them. And, as always, the flotsam of the Pacific Ocean is washed up onshore - including unique beach glass and fishing floats among the ubiquitous plastic shards.Show more
#2 - Beach Trail via Fireweed Road
Miller Peninsula State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. This hike is through an undeveloped Washington State Park near Diamond Point on the Miller Peninsula between Discovery Bay and Sequim Bay on the Olympic Peninsula. Except for the final mile, or so, as the trail goes down to the beach, it is on old logging roads. You should see blooming Western Rhododendrons along the trail in May. Beautiful forest of second growth Douglas fir and western red cedar with lush undergrowth of salal, ocean spray, and other typical Pacific Northwest plants. The beach is totally undeveloped with views of Protection Island. It is very rocky, and at high tide the beach is difficult to walk. We saw an immature bald eagle, pigeon guillemots, and black oyster catchers at the beach.Show more
#3 - Manzanita Trail and Bluff Trail Loop
Miller Peninsula State Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
This route starts at the trailhead on the western side of Miller Peninsula State Park along Sequim Bay Road. You'll start along the Manzanita Trail before taking a left to hike along the Bluff Trail right next to the ocean. You'll then take a right and head south to return back to the parking area. There are many other trails in this area if you wish to extend your hike. If you wish to shorten it, you could just turn back along the Bluff Trail, instead of making it a loop. Some of the trails in this area are old logging roads that are now hiker/biker only.Show more
#4 - Beach Trail via Diamond Point Trail and Fireweed Road
Miller Peninsula State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
This is a beautiful hike through lush forests along old logging roads that eventually reaches the beach. This is a lesser known park in Washington, so you may find some solitude here. There are many trails in this area if you wish to extend or shorten your hike.Show more
#5 - Diamond Point Trail, Fireweed Road, and Beach Trail
Miller Peninsula State Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
This is a beautiful hike through lush forests along old logging roads that eventually reaches the beach. This is a lesser known park in Washington, so you may find some solitude here. There are many trails in this area if you wish to extend or shorten your hike.Show more