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Kayaking in Sequim

Kayaking Near SequimBefore summer is over, glide your kayak through the cool waters surrounding Sequim. Kayaking is the perfect way to get up close and personal to the incomparable beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and it’s incredibly relaxing. One of the best things about living in Sequim is the ability to enjoy mother nature throughout a good majority of the year. Summertime is definitely special, though, as evidenced by the sheer number of people who visit the Olympic Peninsula on a given summer weekend.  Take advantage of our incredible summer weather in Sequim, and plan a kayaking adventure to top off your summer.  You definitely won’t be disappointed. Book your room at our oceanfront cottages today.

The Best Places to Kayak in Sequim

Sequim is a kayaker’s dream. Depending on your relative experience, you can paddle in serene, sheltered bays, or take extended trips across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The Dungeness Spit is a must-see when kayaking in Sequim, and could not be an easier for guests at our beachfront cottages. Starting right from our own private beach, you’ll be able to paddle in the protected waters of Dungeness Bay, where you can explore the beautiful Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. This bird-watcher’s dream is home to thousands of seabirds. You’ll want to make sure you check the refuge’s map for permitted kayaking areas.

Beyond that, here are a few additional places to consider as a starting point for your trip:

Depending on your time and experience, you may want to extend your kayaking trip to Discovery Bay. As you travel from Sequim Bay to Discovery Bay, you will pass the wildlife refuge Protection Island, which is often an incredible place for some distant birdwatching. Violet Spit, on the east end of the island, is a popular sunbathing spot for harbor and elephant seals. Discovery Bay is larger and has 20 miles of shoreline. Since there is only one marina and public boat launch there is very little traffic, and you’ll feel like you have the entire bay to yourself.

Kayaking Tours and Rentals

There are many resources to help you plan your next kayaking trip. GoXpeditions rents sit-on-top kayaks, extra wide paddleboards, and even pedal equipped kayaks and paddleboards. Given To Glide Paddle Sports sells new and used paddleboards, and their website is a great resource for paddling tips. Check out their extensive guide to traversing Sequim Bay that includes a custom map to help you navigate. Adventures Through Kayaking has guided tours designed for beginners and experts. Let them provide all the gear and planning, so you can focus on enjoying the adventure at hand.

The beautiful waters around Sequim are a kayaking paradise.  You can spend  a lifetime exploring all the treasures found here, and still want to come back for more. Book your room at our private oceanfront cottages today!