Welcome to Hansville, Washington
Hansville - surrounded by the natural beauty of Puget Sound
Hansville, Washington is perfectly located for an easy vacation getaway or remote work location. Surrounded on 3 sides by water, Hansville enjoys more sun and less precipitation than Seattle – and even though the metro area is just a convenient ferry ride away, the village of Hansville is another place, a throwback in time to another era. Despite its rural location, Hansville is close to nearby amenities – shopping and services are only 15 minutes away.
Minutes from Puget Sound Studio, Point No Point Lighthouse Park, one of Puget Sound’s most spectacular beach and historic lighthouse parks, has been designated an Audubon Important Bird Area, and also is a popular location for marine wildlife viewing where sightings of otters, eagles, sea lions and whales – including Puget Sound’s transient orca pods – are not uncommon.
Easy ferry access to Seattle
Hansville is reached from Seattle via one of two ferries: one in nearby Kingston, and further south, from Bainbridge Island. Ferries accommodate both cars and passengers.
Kingston is also served by a passenger-only Fast Ferry direct to downtown Seattle.
From the Seattle side, the most direct way to reach Hansville is via the Edmonds-Kingston car and passenger ferry.
Reservations are not required but it is advisable to arrive at the ferry terminal at least 30 minutes prior to ferry departure time.
For up to date schedules and delay announcements please visit the WADOT website.
Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula, to the west of Hansville and the Kitsap Peninsula, lies on the other side of Hood Canal, part of Puget Sound.
For history and lighthouse buffs, there’s nearby historic Victorian Port Townsend, the Civil War era Fort Worden Historical State Park, and the Point Wilson Lighthouse.
The Olympic Peninsula is also home to Olympic National Park, Salt Creek Recreation Area, the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, and Cape Flattery, the most Northwestern point in the continental USA, as well as spectacular beaches on the Pacific Coast at Kalaloch and La Push, which are a few hours’ drive from Hansville.
How do I get to Hansville?
From the nearby town of Kingston, Hansville is easily reached via ferry across Puget Sound from Edmonds, WA, 18 miles north of Seattle (about a half hour on I-5 North in good traffic, please check traffic conditions on your arrival – morning/evening rush hours are as bad as you might expect). The trip across takes about 30 minutes, and many crossings are made on a daily basis. Once in Kingston, the drive to Puget Sound Studio takes about 20 minutes.
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry
The ferry to Bainbridge Island leaves from downtown Seattle’s Coleman Dock. The trip across is about 30 minutes, and the drive to Hansville from Bainbridge Island takes 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic, which can be congested on Bainbridge Island. Traffic in downtown Seattle around the ferry terminal can also be very congested, so allow plenty of time to get in line for departure.
From SeaTac Airport
From SeaTac, drive North to catch the ferry in Seattle or Edmonds. Total driving time: 2 hours Driving Directions
From Tacoma, WA | Points South & East
Land route up the Kitsap Peninsula from Tacoma through Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo and Kingston. Total driving time: 90 minutes Driving Directions
From Aberdeen | Points West
This land route is similar to the Tacoma route: through Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo and Kingston. Total driving time: 2-1/2 to 3 hrs. Driving Directions
From Port Angeles, WA | Points North
To get to Hurricane Ridge, the most popular attraction in the Olympic National Park requires driving to Port Angeles, where the road into the park starts. Total driving time: 90 minutes Driving Directions