The Point No Point Lighthouse is found in the small town of Hansville at the tip of the North Kitsap Peninsula. You can walk the driftwood-strewn beach or cast a line in hopes of catching a salmon.
But the big draw is the beautiful Point No Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse has been in continuous operation since its completion in 1879. There is a keeper’s duplex that is rented out to visitors. On one side of the duplex you will find the offices of the U.S. Lighthouse Society. Contact the society to inquire about renting the vacation duplex.
Why is it called Point No Point? In 1841, Charles Wilkes of the U.S. Exploring Expedition came up on the spit expecting it to be a substantial point. On finding that it was much smaller than he had expected, Wilkes designated the spit Point No Point. The name marks a significant time in history. The Point No Point Treaty was signed on the spit in 1855 by Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens and leaders of Chimacum, Skokomish, and S’Klallam tribes, ending the Indian wars.
It’s a beautiful lighthouse. Tours of the historic duplex at Point No Point Lighthouse and Park are 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays, April through September. Docents will be on hand at the lighthouse to share information and history with visitors as well. Lighthouse hours are 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends, April through September.