Sequim Bay


Sea Kayak - Sequim Bay

Paddle from Sequim Bay State Park to Paradise Cove

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

NOTE:  There has been a change in location. See below for new location and details.

Meet at 10:00am at Sequim Bay State Park boat ramp. A Discover Pass is required for all vehicles.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SKIII
  • Wind: <10 kts
  • Waves: <2 ft (if more wind or waves, will go to plan B)
  • Route: See below. 1 kt or less of currents are expected
  • Distance: 8 nm
  • Pace: Moderate
Immersion wear required.
For permission to sign up for this trip, contact Les Moore at 360-379-9855 or

Directions to Sequim Bay State Park: Take hwy 104 West to hwy 101 W. After getting on 101 W, drive 15.8 mi and turn right into Sequim Bay State Park (signed). If you see a sign for John Wayne Marina, or any of the Sequim exits, you've gone too far.

We'll put in and paddle along shore, crossing to the East side of the bay and then visiting Paradise Cove, weather permitting. Bring a snack and plan for a late lunch.


Sequim Bay

  • NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca: Eastern Part No. 18465

    MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103

    Sea Trails Port Townsend, Dungeness Spit to Marrowstone Island WA103
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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