Neah Bay, Washington

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Neah Bay

Neah Bay Washington is a beautiful, well preserved natural space great for water and onshore recreation. The bay is also home of the Makah Cultural and Research Center, a must see for any history buff.

  • Neah Bay WA is at the top, east corner of the Olympic Peninsula. 
  • The calm waters provide great surfing, diving, and fishing 
  • The Makah Cultural and Research Center has fantastic exhibits featuring native art and artifacts.

What can I see and do at Neah Bay? 

  • Surfing and Kite Surfing: Hobuck Beach is a surfing and kite-surfing hot spot in the summer. In the winter, surfing moves inside the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 
  • Scuba Diving and Snorkling: The combination of clear waters and a rich diversity of ocean life make Neah Bay a fantastic place for diving enthusiasts. Keep your eyes open for prehistoric fossils buried in the rocky sediment! 
  • Sport Fishing and Marine Tours: With its deep waters, Neah Bay is a secret spot for sport fishermen. With its excellent moorage, access to the straits and ocean without going over a river bar, you can bring your own boat or hire one of Neah Bay’s many certified fishing charter operators. Neah Bay is home to record breaking salmon fishing. 
  • Kayaking: Kayaking is a great way to explore Neah Bay’s kelp forests, sea caves, sea stacks, and pristine beaches. 
  • Wildlife Watching: Neah Bay is the summer nesting ground for hundreds of species of birds. Bald eagles are so prolific here that the village hosts them a “Welcome Back” party every April when they return to Neah Bay to nest. Another summer visitor is the gray whale; pods often come close to shore in the morning. Walruses, sea otters, and puffins are residents year round. 
  • Makah Cultural and Research Center: Containing a comprehensive collection of artifacts, including canoes, weavings, baskets, and a replica of a native long house, a visit to the Makah Cultural and Research Center is a great way to understand the native culture in the Northwest. Admission to the Makah Cultural and Research Center is $5 and is open daily from 10 am - 5 pm.

Where is Neah Bay?

At “the end of the road” Neah Bay is the most northwest village in the United States. From Port Angeles, take Olympic Highway 101 to WA-113/112. Neah Bay will be at the end of the highway.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

The folks at the Makah Cultural and Research Center are very helpful and are a great source for answers to all of your Neah Bay questions. Their phone number is 360-645-2711. 

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