Harstine Island - located approximately 11 miles outside of Shelton WA, 37 miles from Olympia, and 80 miles from Seattle.
The island is generally accessed by a bridge that was completed in 1969. The island is about 15 miles long and 3 miles wide. The largest community on the island is Harstene Pointe, a gated community of homes on approximately 215 acres. The community consist of 440 private residential lots , a 6,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse, a swimming pool and hot tub, three tennis courts, about 5 ½ miles of walking trails, a 100 slip marina, a boat launch, picnic areas and 3.5 miles of private beach. The majority of Harstine Island is very rural and much is undeveloped and heavily forrested.
"Harstine Island (also known simply as Harstine or Harstene) is an island in Mason County, Washington, United States. The US Census recognizes it as an unincorporated community.The island is located west of Case Inlet in southern Puget Sound, 16 km (9.9 mi) north of Olympia. It has a land area of 48.305 km2 (18.651 sq mi), and had a population of 1,002 as of the 2000 census. Pickering Passage, to the northwest, separates the island from mainland, while Case Inlet, to the east, separates it from Key Peninsula. Squaxin Island lies to the southwest, separated by Peale Passage. To the south, Harstine Island is separated from the mainland by Dana Passage."