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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  • Point No Point and Hansville area. Have been to this beach many times, there is also a another beach in Hansville that is a bird reserve. Hansville is a small community outside of Seattle,Washington o...  more »
  • This beach is the best in the state. It is also called "The Whale Trail" . It is not the actual ocean but the Puget Sound. However, it is my favorite beach. We always see wildlife here and it is very ...  more »
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  • 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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