Point No Point Lighthouse

Point No Point is located on the north tip of the Kitsap Peninsula, about an hour north of Seattle. The long low sandspit faces Admiralty Inlet to the north and Puget Sound to the east and south. Strong currents flow around the point, which attract baitfish that in turn draw salmon and marine mammals close to shore.

The site features miles of hiking trails along sandy beaches, a freshwater marsh, and the oldest lighthouse in Puget Sound! 

 

 

Where the Whales Are

Admiralty Inlet is a key passageway for marine mammals as they travel between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the lower reaches of Puget Sound. The best place to see marine mammals is at the east end of the point, anywhere near the Lighthouse.

Look for the salmon-eating southern resident pods (J, K or L pod) in the fall and winter. Transient marine mammals eating orcas may be seen any time, and are increasingly seen here.

Humpback, minke and even gray whales are occasionally seen here - sometimes so close to shore they scare the fishermen!

Harbor porpoise are commonly seen here, as are seals, sea lions, and the largest sea lion - Steller Sea lions.

 

 

Where the Birds Are

Point No Point is also a spectacular place to watch birds. A freshwater marsh in the middle of the park attracts dozens of species. 

Point No Point Lighthouse

The Point No Point Lighthouse was built in 1867, and is considered the oldest lighthouse in Puget Sound. Friends of the Lighthouse offer tours year-round. The lighthouse can be rented out! Contact US Lighthouse Keepers for more info. https://uslhs.org/about/point-no-point-vacation-rental

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Whale Trail Features

Interpretive Panel just north of the Lighthouse

Amenities

  • restrooms
  • accessible
  • lodging
  • trails
  • picnic-area

Marine Mammals Commonly Seen Here

Marine Mammals Occasionally Seen Here

Marine Mammals Rarely Seen Here

The Whale Trail is a nonprofit organization in partnership with
Partners NOAA Seattle Aquarium People for Puget Sound Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Whale Museum National Marine Sanctuaries