Neah Bay is on the northwest corner of Washington State. Home of the Makah Indian Tribe, the region is rich in cultural and marine history. Recreation includes hiking, mountain biking, surfing, fishing, beach combing and visits to the Makah Museum.
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Port Angeles Travel Tips
Coffee, sandwiches and baked goods at Blackbird on Peabody Street.
Neah Bay Directions from From Port Angeles
Take the Hwy 101 west, then Hwy 112 to go along the Strait of Juan de Fuca where there’s a few surfing beaches along the way. Visit Salt Creek Rec Area if you have time to break up the trip a bit.
Or. Take the Hwy 101 west to Lake Crescent, also a beautiful route into the Oly National Park. Take a right at Sappho to Hwy 113, then the 112 at Sekiu to Neah Bay.
When you Arrive in Neah Bay..
Purchase a Recreation Pass at any of the stores. Or you can get it at Hobuck Beach Resort. Required for beach and trail access, like a Discovery Pass. It’ll last the rest of the year. Get last minute supplies at Washburne’s Store.
*Note: The Makah Indian Reservation is dry, meaning there’s no alcohol sold there.
Where to Stay
There’s cabins and camping. Call for cabin availability, it fills quickly. months before.
Camping is first come first serve in a big grassy field and in the trees aligning the beach. It’s open to all sorts of camping from tents and campers to vans and homemade tent structures. RV’s go in an area to the south of the field.
Recommend a tarp if there’s some moisture, a rope to dry gear. Fires ok if fire ban not on.
Alternative Lodging Options
Here’s a few lodging options in and near Neah Bay (2-3 miles from Hobuck)
Down the road about 10min from Neah Bay:
Need camping gear?
Visit Washburne’s in downtown Neah Bay.
Food in Neah Bay –
Cape Flattery trail – Most NW point. Follow signs on the west side of town towards Hobuck Beach. Pass the Hobuck cut-off and continue to the Cape. About a quarter mile forested walk in. Epic views of distant Tatoosh Island
Shi Shi Beach – In Olympic National Park. Rain forest trail in old growth cedars to a beautiful sea stack laden beach. Drive towards Hobuck Beach to the end of the road. Park in paid secure local lots or the pubic trailhead site further down the road.
Hobuck Beach – Very expansive. North and south ends of tide pools to explore. Cabins and ample camping.
PNW Beach Hiking Tips
Check out by WA Beach Hike Packing Guide for ideas of what to pack, tide and coastal marine weather apps and info on permits.