Located on Pitship Point in Sequim Bay (Longitude 123 02’ 18” W/Latitude 48 03’ 43” N), the John Wayne Marina is of course named for “The Duke,” but since opening in 1985, the marina has made a reputation for itself as a full-service facility in a superb location. The marina offers both permanent and guest moorage, on a first-come, first-served basis, parking and a launch for smaller craft and boat rentals.
Ashore, the John Wayne Marina includes a restaurant, restrooms, showers, laundry and even a public meeting room with kitchen.
Film actor John Wayne loved sailing his Wild Goose in the area of Sequim Bay, which he considered a prime place for a marina. Wayne himself donated the land in 1975. Owned and operated by the Port of Port Angeles, the marina is a popular stop, included as “Best of the West” by Sea Magazine. Boaters can take advantage of a fuel dock open seven days a week and the marina offers electric and water hookups. Trash disposal, a sewage pump-out and waste oil disposal also are available.
Award-winning chefs prepare lunch and dinner at the marina’s restaurant, The Dockside Grill. Along with fresh seafood and cedar-planked salmon, the restaurant serves steaks and poultry, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. It has a full bar and great selection of wines.
The marina and its beautiful park areas are popular walking and picnicking places for non-boaters. Dozens of species of waterfowl make for good birding and the Olympic Discovery Trail runs nearby. Pets on leashes are welcome.