I had to head to Sequim again this weekend to work on my Grandparent’s house some more. We were watching a friend’s dog, Clancy. I took Clancy and Gretel with me and left Chester and home with S, as usual, so he had someone to keep him company.
While I was on the Edmonds-Kingston ferry boat I got an email that my appointment had been pushed back. I had a couple of hours to kill so I decided to take a side trip to visit the 1879 Point no Point Lighthouse in Hansville, WA.
I grew up near that area. I know I went there a few times as a kid but I don’t remember it. I rediscovered it last year when we were looking for a wedding venue.
The little sand point the lighthouse is sitting on got it’s name when Charles Wilkes, of the US Exploring Expedition, spotted what he thought was a substantial spit. When he realized it was smaller than he thought he named the spit Point no Point.
I wasn’t sure that dogs were allowed on the lighthouse grounds. I didn’t see any signs saying they weren’t so we went for it. After we got out of the car I saw a poop bag station and a trash can so I figured we had free reign.
The lighthouse was small and quaint.
We strolled on the beach a little. On a clear day there is a great view of the Cascade Mountains across Puget Sound.
We found a cool little driftwood arch on the beach. I suspect it was a remnant of a wedding that had been held there. Whoever thought of making an arch of driftwood was genius 🙂
The lighthouse has a marsh on one side. A saw a trail that led off into the marsh but we didn’t have time to explore it. We look forward to going back to check it out.
There is a picnic area along the access road with about 10 picnic tables and a view of the beach. It also looks like you can rent the lighthouse keeper’s quarters (pets are not allowed to stay in the rental though).
After I got home, I read more about the lighthouse park pet regulations. Apparently we weren’t supposed to be on the beach. There were no signs though and when we were there I saw two other doggies playing in the sand. They also said that pets were not allowed in the picnic area. Again, I didn’t see any signs there though. From the looks of it, dogs are only officially allowed on the lighthouse grounds.
There isn’t anything to see or do in the town Hansville itself. I heard it had “grown” in more recent years but “grown” must have meant going from nothing to a little coffee shop. It’s worth taking the detour to see the lighthouse though.
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