Neah Bay is a small town on the northwest side of Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula. It’s the northwestern most town of the contiguous United States, with its coast facing north towards Canada’s Vancouver Island. The whole town and its surrounding areas are part of the Makah Indian Reservation.
In 1790, under Spanish control by Manuel Quimper, it was named Bahia de Nunez Gaona.3 A year later, in In 1791, it was built in the bay, by the expedition of the sailor Salvador Fidalgo, a fortified position, becoming the first European settlement in the current state of Washington.
Access : Coordinates: 48.365556, -124.615556 / By car :
The intersection of Highway 113 and US-Highway 101 is 44mi/70km west of Port Angeles and 12.3mi/19km north of Forks in Sappho. From the intersection it is another 37mi/59km to Neah Bay. Hwy 113 becomes Hwy 112 when the road turns westwards in Clallam Bay town/village and ends in Neah Bay./
By bus :
Neah Bay is served by Clallam Transit Rt#16 from Forks via Sappho and Sekieu. From Port Angeles take the #14 Clallam Transit bus towards Forks and get off at Sappho (there is a gravel parking lot before the intersection with Hwy 113). Transfer to the #16 bus coming from Forks to get to Neah Bay.
Attractions: Cape Flattery : Cape Flattery is the northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States. It is in Clallam County, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca joins the Pacific Ocean.
/ Fort Nunez Gaona : A Spanish Colonial Fort established in 1792 in present day Neah Bay, Clallam County, Washington. Named Fort Nunez Gaona after Admiral Manuel Nunez Gaona,/
Makah Museum, Cultural & Research Center, 1880 Bayview Ave, Neah Bay / Makah National Fish Hatchery, 897 Fish Hatchery Rd, Clallam Bay / Shi Shi Beach, Shi Shi Beach Rd, Clallam Bay / Ozette Village , Neah Bay, WA , historic village had been entombed for 500 years after an earthquake buried it in mud. /
Hobuck Beach Campgrounds , Hobuck is a popular spot for ocean-kayakers, longboard, or surfing. /
Events : Makah Days – weekend closest to the 26 th of August. / 4th of July – Parade, fishing derby, quilt and fiber arts show / Halibut Hook-up , Book a charter during May / Hobuck Hoedown – 1st weekend in October , surf-kayaking or longboard surf competition in the frothy wake of the Pacific at Hobuck Beach./ Neah Bay Fest , September 28, 2019 , This year’s theme is: “Sasquatch & Nature’s Bounty”
Activities : hike : Cape Flattery Trail , This trail overlooks the northwestern-most point in the contiguous United States. / Hobuck is a popular beach for ocean-kayakers, longboard, or surfing. / Sport Fishing / Marine tours including Whale watching /
Nearby Attractions – Go next : Olympic National Park / Port Angeles / Forks