Top 20 Washington State Trips

Sequim Bay State Park

Sequim Bay State Park overlooks Sequim Bay, and is a 3-mile drive southeast of Sequim. It sits in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains, so has a milder climate, with 300 days of some sunshine.

This 92-acre park has a hillside setting in an evergreen forest, with a road leading down to the boat launch and waterfront.  

There are standard and full hook-up campsites, each with their own table and fire-pit.

Other amenities include a basketball ring, tennis court, and baseball/soccer field. Visitors can also take advantage of seasonal events at the amphitheather.

Drive down to the boat launch at Sequim Bay State Park for incredible views, and launch a kayak or canoe in the protected waters of Sequim Bay. Book a sheltered picnic table, or enjoy lunch at an unsheltered picnic table, many with stunning water views.

A Discover Pass is required to visit all state parks in Washington State.

5 best things to do at Sequim Bay State Park

1. Get a map at the entrance station.

Pick up a map at the entrance/pay station to Sequim Bay State Park

2. Go camping.

Book a standard campsite (45 sites) or full hook-up campsite (15-sites) at Sequim Bay State Park. Each campsite has a firepit and picnic table, and eight of the standard campsites have views of Sequim Bay (make a reservation). 

3. Explore the beach.

Sequim Bay State Park has 4,909 feet of coastline on the bay, perfect for walks and discovering crabs beneath the rocks. The beach is a rock/gravel mix.

4. Have a picnic or BBQ.

Reserve a sheltered table with a BBQ for big gatherings, or enjoy a picnic at one of the unsheltered tables.  The two lower sheltered tables take advantage of the soaring views of Sequim Bay, and the upper sheltered table is within walking distance of the playfields.

5. Visit the amphitheater.

6. Enjoy incredible views from the boat launch.

Drive down to the boat launch, for incredible views of Sequim Bay. The mouth of the bay is protected by two spits (Travis Spit and Gibson Spit), and the calmer waters are ideal for kayaking.

7. Bike along the Olympic Discovery Trail.

The 140-mile Olympic Discovery Trail runs from the seaport town of Port Townsend, to the tiny village of La Push on the Pacific Ocean. A section of the trail runs through Sequim Bay State Park, and can be walked or biked. Cycle into Sequim for food and refreshments!

8. Recreational activities.

Sequim Bay State Park also has horseshoe pits, a baseball/soccer field, and tennis court.

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