|The old spelling for the island is Hartstene Island. The name has since been update to Harstine Island.
The island is about 11 miles long, 3 miles wide.
Land: about 13,000 acres Shoreline: about 25 miles.
Harstine is the 3rd largest island in Puget Sound.
How to get to Harstine:
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||- to Olympia or Bremerton - about 60 minutes
- toTacoma - about 80 minutes
- to Shelton - about 15 minutes
|From the Bridge
||- to Community Hall - 3.2 miles
- to Harstine Pointe Community Gate - 4.9 miles
- to North/South 'T' - 3.5 miles
- to Brisco Point - 9.2 miles
Public Transit - You can use the Dial a Ride service of the Mason County Transportation Authority. They can come and get you (or bring you here) by scheduling with them. There is no regular bus service.
Taxi - There is a taxi company in Shelton that will provide services.
How many people live on our Island? That is a tough question.
Many folks own more than 1 piece of property here. Many maintain residences elsewhere and live here part-time. Construction of new homes on Harstine is always going on.
Here are some statistics from 1999 Mason County records:
|The Point hosts 3 miles of private beaches with views of the Olympic Mountains Range and Mt. Rainier. There is a lagoon,perfect for launching kayaks or exploring at low tide, and sand spit as well. Two boat launches, a private marina, and several covered, fully equipped picnic areas add to the pleasures of this private beach area. Off the beach you can play billiards, ping pong, tennis, basketball, or board games. Take the kids to the playgrounds or the heated pool with toddler wading area. Explore the myriad nature trails and greet deer, raccoon, and red foxes as you stroll or bicycle on the quiet paved roads.