The Best Kayaking Launch Spots in Sequim
Kayaking around Sequim on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula is always an adventure. Whether you’re gliding on the calm waters of Sequim Bay or paddling along the windy Dungeness Spit, there’s plenty to see. Keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife, from shore birds to great raptors and adorable seals to pods of orcas. The Sequim coastline is a magical place with stunning mountain views in the distance. The Olympic Mountains are not only breathtaking but create the sheltering rain shadow over lovely Sequim. This creates a dry, sunny climate making year-round outdoor recreation possible. Sequim residents enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking and golfing during the mild winters as well as the glorious summer months. Come out for a visit and discover the best kept secret on the Olympic Peninsula.
Great Kayaking around Sequim
There are several boat launch areas that give kayakers close access to the Dungeness Spit and the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. The windswept west side of the spit on the Strait of Juan de Fuca offers exhilarating kayaking. While the more sheltered harbor on the east side is great for observing wildlife and taking in the amazing views. Tucked behind the larger Dungeness Spit find the Cline Spit. This community beach includes a 2 acres park and boat ramp. The calmer waters are great for fishing, crabbing and exploring the shoreline. The location also has easy access to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge for incredible bird watching opportunities. Dungeness Landing not only offers a high water boat launch but a 5.6 acres park with full-service restrooms. From here paddle out to the historic Dungeness Lighthouse located just across the bay.
Sequim Bay has calm, sheltered waters and two boat launch areas to begin your kayaking excursions. The John Wayne Marina has all the amenities including boat launch ramps, picnic areas, public beach access and an excellent restaurant. Also within Sequim Bay, the Sequim Bay State Park offers water access along with hiking trails, recreational fields and restrooms. Swimming is also permitted and welcome on hot summer days. Just north of the Sequim Bay is another small boat launch at Port Williams. This small park has a lot to offer with an idyllic public beach and wonderful water views.
Summer is the perfect time to explore the Sequim coastline and take in the amazing views. There’s always a new adventure or place to explore when kayaking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The great weather and beautiful landscape make Sequim an outdoor lovers dream. If this sounds like the perfect place for your next home contact us at Schwab Realty. We’d love to show your around charming Sequim and the extraordinary Olympic Peninsula.