With all the restrictions we need to follow to stay safe due to the COVID 19 pandemic, people are spending a lot more time outside and taking advantage of the gorgeous scenery and enjoying outdoor activity. Here are a few ideas of how to make the most of your visit to Sequim while staying safe and healthy.
Take a Walk on the Beach
The Dungeness Spit is the longest natural sandspit in North America.
The Dungeness Spit and National Wildlife Refuge
on the northern edge of Sequim is the longest natural sand spit in the nation, flowing 5.5 miles out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The hike starts with a walk through a lush forest before opening up with breathtaking views of the Spit and Strait before you reach the beach. A hike to the end will reward you with a visit to the New Dungeness Lighthouse, in operation since 1857. But you don't need to walk all the way to the end to enjoy the salty air, sandy beach, and beautiful scenery. Stroll as far as you are comfortable.
Port Williams Beach offers a peaceful stroll along the quiet shores of Sequim Bay.
If you're looking for a less vigorous beach experience, the Marlyn Nelson County Park
, better known here as Port William Beach, offers a peaceful beach setting along the quiet shores of Sequim Bay. Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch. Bring your kayak and take a paddle through the calm waters, or just settle in on a driftwood log and enjoy the scenery.
Take to the Woods
The Olympic National Forest is in Sequim's backyard and offers an excellent outdoor opportunity on your visit to Sequim. Take a hike along the upper Dungeness River through the Buckhorn Wilderness
. There are a variety of trails to choose from ranging in elevation from 1000 feet to over 7000 feet.
The Upper Dungeness River offers a variety of hiking trails.
Visit Sequim's Carrie Blake Park
Carrie Blake Park
right in the middle of the City is a great stop for people with all interests. Garden lovers will enjoy the Sequim Botanical Gardens in full bloom right now with a rainbow of stunning dahlias. Bring your pickleball paddle and ball and play a game on one of Sequim's eight new tournament quality courts. New shuffleboard and bocce ball courts are also open. There's an off-leash dog park, skate park, playfields, picnic areas and playground equipment. The park is also a great place to jump on the Olympic Discovery Trail for a walk or a bike ride through town. Carrie Blake Park is one of Sequim's favorite gathering places. Be sure to make it a stop on your next visit.
Carrie Blake Park offers amenities for a wide range of interests.
Enjoy the Small-Town Charm
Sequim has a charming downtown core full of family-owned restaurants and shops. You can grab a takeout lunch and enjoy a picnic at Pioneer Memorial Park in the heart of downtown or take advantage of the indoor and outdoor seating options offered by restaurants. Sequim shops offer a wide selection of unique products from up-to-date fashions, hand-printed linens, hand-crafted lavender products, culinary delights, and local artwork. And they've all worked hard to ensure that residents and guests can visit safely.
Family-owned boutiques, shops, and restaurants await you in Sequim.
Come and enjoy the variety of beach experiences near Sequim. VisitSunnySequim.com
has all of the information you need to plan your trip today.