Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Hansville

Point No Point is an outcropping of land on the northeast point of the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington, the United States. It was the location of the signing of the Point No Point Treaty and is the site of the Point No Point Light. It was named by Charles Wilkes during the United States Exploring Expedition of Puget Sound in 1841.
Wilkes gave the point its name because it appears much less of a promontory at close range than it does from a distance. Point No Point has been noted for its unusual place name.
The marine climate ensures plenty of precipitation in winter and mild temperatures in summer. There are many productive habitats. The spit itself has sandy beaches with log jams, as well as some man-made structures for boating. Behind the beaches is a large mixed freshwater/saltwater marsh with a substantial shrub component. The waters surrounding the point react to swiftly running tides, attracting many marine bird species. And there is a somewhat sheltered bay as well.
Point No Point has one of the largest birdlists of any site in Washington. The point is owned jointly by the U.S. Coast Guard (leased to Kitsap County) and a private landowner who is knowledgeable and sympathetic to birdwatchers.
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  • Wonderful beach! Peaceful place to walk and observe many birds and wildlife. Lighthouse is a facinating piece of NK history. Definitely one of North Kitsap's hidden gems.  more »
  • Make sure to go during low tide so you can walk along the beach. It can be windy so plan accordingly. There is plenty of parking. There isn't much to the light house but the views along the beach are ...  more »
  • Love it! Can see Seattle on a clear day. Have seen dolphin, sea otter, seals, sea lions, jelly fish, and bald eagles. I wouldn't swim in it, lots of jelly fish and cold. Have seen people fishing there. The lighthouse is nice to walk through. Friendly staff.
  • Beautiful views and amazing to walk around with the toddler. She loved the trail from the parking lot. Even had awesome huts built of the wood from the beach. Has places to sit and relax while the little one explores.

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