Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Hansville

#28 of 78 in Historic Sites in Washington State
Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • We went here with a couple of friends and their kids and had an absolutely blast. All 6 kids, ranging in ages from 2 to 13 had an absolute blast building forts with the driftwood. There are already...  more »
  • what a great view point and beach. There is a lighthouse and a walking trail. A nice place for viewing birds. Not a lot of parking spaces, so get there early.  more »
  • This landmark and beach are easy to find, there is plenty of parking, and not too crowded during the week in the summer. And there is a restroom! The long stretch of shoreline means you can go for a decent walk. Dogs are welcome if you pick up after them. The water is shallow along the beach if you have kids and they want to wade or look for crabs. We saw several sea lions out in the water, bring binoculars.
  • Point No Point is a beautiful place to visit. On a sunny day families will be out sunbathing and swimming. The beach has nice sand and is fun for playing in. Parking can be nearly impossible on a hot day. Plan to get there early or to wait 10-15 min for.someone to leave. There is parking down the road with beach access, but requires a States park pass (Discovery Pass).

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