Things to do in Hansville, WA
Hansville is located on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula, just north of Kingston. With sweeping views of the Admiralty Inlet, Whidbey Island and Puget Sound, it’s a great spot for watching wildlife and marine traffic.
Hansville is a sleepy bedroom community, not really a tourist area, but for those seeking an adventure off-the-beaten-path, there are a couple of excursions that make it worth the trek. Located just 20 minutes from the Kingston ferry terminal, Hansville is an easy drive north. As you near this coastal community, you’ll begin a short decent to sea level and be greeted by a wonderful view of Whidbey Island and the surrounding Pudget Sound.
The Point No Point lighthouse area is a great spot for fisherman to catch salmon straight from the beach. You’ll also notice many driftwood forts that people often erect, some are quite large and impressive. The Light Station is considered the oldest lighthouse on Puget Sound with several of the original buildings still intact. The Point No Point lighthouse has been in continuous operation, providing navigational aid since its completion in 1879.
Foul Weather Bluff Preserve is a gem of an excursion, however it can be hard to find. There is no signage whatsoever for this little stroll (not until you’ve already walked a couple hundred feet into the woods), so I’ve provided the GPS coordinates: (Latitude: 47° 55.559N – Longitude: 122° 36 .075W)
The Foul Weather Bluff area is a nice leisurely 15 minute stroll along a well beaten path through the woods. Once you’ve reached the end, you’re greeted by a wonderful view of Hood Canal and the expansive sandy beach that runs the coastline. On the other side of the beach is the “preserve” area, which is a bit like a riparian, full of birds and other wildlife.
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