ADDRESS

Quillayute Needles
National Wildlife Refuge
715 Holgerson Rd
Sequim, WA 98362

HOURS

Open Year Round

CONTACT

(360) 457-8451
Destruction Island

AMENITIES

Trails

Located approximately one mile south of Ruby Beach, this viewpoint looks out on Destruction Island. Former home to a lighthouse, the island is now part of the Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge and the Washington Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Over a dozen species of seabirds nest in this sanctuary. The total population of seabirds may exceed one million during migration.

Destruction Island is part of Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge.

WHICH ANIMALS YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE

MAP AND DIRECTIONS

TRAVEL TIPS

Destruction Island Viewpoint can be found along Highway 101 in Olympic National Park. Highway 101 hugs the Pacific Ocean for about 12 miles through Olympic National Park from Queets to Ruby Beach. The viewpoint is approx 1 mile south of Ruby Beach.

VIEWING GUIDE

View our guide on how to watch marine animals from shore.

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