About Hansville

Where is Hansville?

Hansville is located at the northernmost point of the Kitsap Peninsula, 8 miles North and 2 miles West of Kingston, Washington. 

A short history of Hansville

Until 1930, there was no road to Hansville and locals had to take a boat around Point No Point to the east and land on the shores of what is now Hansville.  Fishermen from around the world flock here to reel in a salmon while taking in the sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet, Whidbey Island, and Puget Sound. 

While visiting Hansville, be sure to stop by the Point No Point Park and Lighthouse. Built in 1879 to guide boats safely between Kitsap and Whidbey Island, The Lighthouse has been in continuous service since Jan. 1, 1880, when the light was first lit by keeper John Maggs. The lighthouse was manned until 1980, when it was automated by the Coast Guard.  It was recently turned over to the county by the U.S. Coast Guard. Until 1992, it was one of the last staffed lighthouses on the Western seaboard. 

Other points of interest include Buck Lake Park and the Nature Conservancy site located near Foulweather Bluff -- one of the shortest and most rewarding hikes in North Kitsap. There you may see Ospreys, Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons.