Find Your Serenity in Sequim’s Dungeness Valley
Leave the quiet streets of downtown Sequim traveling north, and you’ll find yourself meandering through the pristine acres of Dungeness Valley farmland before reaching a pristine stretch of shoreline along the beautiful Straight of Juan de Fuca. Here, you’ll find one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the Sequim area where the mighty Dungeness River empties into the Straight of Juan de Fuca, sharply contrasted by the dramatic peaks of the Olympic Mountains to the south. The bay and estruary found here support a tremendous variety of wildlife and natural habitat, and has been recognized as both an important habitat for migrating birds and spawning salmon.
Explore Sequim’s Dungeness Bay
At the heart of the Dungeness Valley is the beautiful Dungeness Spit. At 5.5 miles long, Dungeness Spit is the longest natural sand spit in the United States. This beautiful beach is also part of the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, where the calm waters and tide flats provide a quiet respite for a variety of marine life. Along these shores, you’ll find over 250 species of birds, 41 species of land mammals, and 8 species of marine mammals, including several that have been listed as endangered or threatened. At the end of this long stretch of beach you’ll find the beautiful Dungeness Light House, which has been operating continuously since 1857, and is one of the oldest lighthouse operations in the Northwest. This stretch of beach is one of the most popular and accessible hikes in the greater Sequim Valley, and is a highlight to life in Sequim.
It should come as no surprise that homes in the Dungeness Valley are extremely popular and sought-after homes. As the housing market begins its bounce back up, now is a spectacular time to invest in your own little slice of Sequim’s Beautiful Dungeness Valley. View the latest Sequim Real Estate listings, and search for your next dream home now.