Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Hansville

4.6
#27 of 78 in Historic Sites in Washington State
Must see · Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
Point No Point Light is an operational aid to navigation on the northeastern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula on the west side of Puget Sound, at Point No Point where Admiralty Inlet joins Puget Sound, near the small community of Hansville, Kitsap County, in the U.S. state of Washington. Point No Point Light is considered the oldest lighthouse on Puget Sound and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Local authorities first proposed to locate the lighthouse further north on Foulweather Bluff. When the Point No Point location was agreed upon, the owners of the land were reluctant to sell. The terms of the final sales agreement have been variously reported as for $1,000, for $1,000, and for $1,800.
Construction of the lighthouse began in April 1879. The first light used was a kerosene lamp. As 1879 drew to a close, the lens and glass for the lantern had not arrived, so the first lighthouse keeper, J.S. Maggs, a Seattle dentist, hung a canvas over the south window openings to break the wind and keep the kerosene lamp from blowing out.
Arrange to visit Point No Point Lighthouse & Park and other attractions in Hansville using our Hansville trip itinerary planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Point No Point Lighthouse & Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
82 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • This is such a cute park and lighthouse! It has restrooms & a nice parking area. There are picnic tables close to the beach. We enjoyed walking on the beach here one morning of our trip. 
    This is such a cute park and lighthouse! It has restrooms & a nice parking area. There are picnic tables close to the beach. We enjoyed walking on the beach here one morning of our trip.  more »
  • The lighthouse is well maintained and the grounds are beautiful with lots of unique sculptures. It sits right on the point so is has water on 3 of 4 sides. The beach itself looked intriguing but it... 
    The lighthouse is well maintained and the grounds are beautiful with lots of unique sculptures. It sits right on the point so is has water on 3 of 4 sides. The beach itself looked intriguing but it...  more »
Google
  • I love to walk the beach and trails. The trails are a bit challenging as there are lots of steep steps and hills. The views are amazing. So many birds and wildlife to see. Great areas to sit and enjoy the water.
  • Very nice place to visit! No one was really there so the beach was fairly empty. Nice, quiet, and serene. Definitely plan to visit around sunset.

Plan your trip to Hansville

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.