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Neah Bay Food & Lodging Guide

Neah Bay Food & Lodging Guide

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.

Shi Shi Beach

Ferry Tips:

Use WSDOT or the WSDOT app to check schedules, real time status, cameras of lines etc.  Early is best to avoid lines. Or late at night.

Check out my Washington Ferry Guide to save time and ferry tips.

Port Angeles Travel Tips

Port Angeles, or ‘PA’ as locals call it, is your last major stop for big grocery stores, camping gear, etc.  We use Swain’s and Brown’s Outdoor in PA for camping equipment. 

If grabbing a bite, Frugals is good for a drive-thru on the one-way coming into town. Good sit-down places include Barhop, the Next Door Gastropub and Spruce

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.

Salt Creek Rec Area

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

Hobuck Beach Resort.

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:

The Inn at Neah Bay

Chetco Beach Resort

Need camping gear?

Visit Washburne’s in downtown Neah Bay.

Food in Neah Bay –

Take Home Fish Company

Take Home Fish Company – Amazing smoked salmon; Linda’s Wood Fired Pizza, Pat’s Pies (and Indian tacos), Warmhouse. *Get coffee at the Cedar Shack.

Walking Trips

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

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.

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