As I stood at the tip of the sand spit at Point No Point Lighthouse, I asked my husband, “What is the point of standing at the point of Point No Point Lighthouse?” Located on the Kitsap Peninsula, I recently added another lighthouse to my bucket list of visiting all the lighthouses in the state of Washington.
Within a two hour’s drive from Seattle (and also accessible by ferry), the Point No Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Puget Sound, built in 1879, and automated 98 years later. With one-and-a-half miles of beach around the lighthouse, views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, the Seattle Skyline, and Whidbey Island, it is a beautiful place to visit, especially on a clear day such as we had.
Above the lighthouse is a one-and-a-half mile round trip trail that offers more views, which my husband and I walked a total of four times.
The Keeper’s Quarters duplex of Point No Point Lighthouse currently serves two purposes. One as the location of the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s office, and the other as a vacation rental. There is also a small museum and gift shop.
There is plenty more to do on the Kitsap Peninsula. Aside from the lighthouse and our hike on the trail, my husband and I had breakfast in Gig Harbor, and got a view of yet another lighthouse, the 15-foot tall Gig Harbor Lighthouse. We also stayed at a Bed and Breakfast in Keyport, and visited the interesting Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport. We had lunch in Port Gamble, and walked on some newly established trails at Port Gamble. And I know there is plenty more to do on the Kitsap Peninsula than what we did in just two days.
In case you were wondering the answer to my question at the beginning of this blog, my answer is, “The point of standing at the point of Point No Point Lighthouse IS the point.” Well, ok, it sounded fun at the time…
Please visit my Lighthouses category for more of my blogs about the lighthouses that I have seen.
Information provided by a couple of brochures on the lighthouse and Lighthouse Friends: