Hobuck Beach

Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay: Where Wild Beauty Meets Coastal Charm

Neah Bay, a charming coastal fishing town known for its proximity to northwestern-most point in the continuous United States and the home of the Makah Tribe.  As you arrive, the invigorating scent of salty air mingles with the earthy aroma of the surrounding forest, setting the stage for your adventure. The Makah Tribe charges a fee for recreation on tribal lands. At last check, the fee was $20 per calendar year and can be purchased online or at various official locations in Neah Bay.  

Hobuck Beach: A Paradise for Beachcombers and Surfers

Hobuck Beach is on tribal lands and stretches out before you like a vast, shimmering canvas. The first thing you'll notice is the rhythmic crash of the waves, a constant companion as you walk the smooth, sandy beach. Unlike some beaches with dramatic rocks, Hobuck offers plenty of wide and flat beach to explore and it appears it is OK to drive your vehicle onto the beach. But remember, respect for the tides is crucial. 

Cape Flattery: A Hike with a Breathtaking View

If you're looking to extend your adventure, Cape Flattery, the most northwestern tip of the contiguous United States is nearby and worth the trip. The trail offers stunning views of the rugged and steep coastline, wildlife watching opportunities, and a chance to stand at the edge of the continent. It may not be best for small children.

Makah National Fish Hatchery: Salmon and Steelhead

The Makah National Fish Hatchery releases approximately 3 million young Chinook salmon, coho salmon and winter steelhead annually. The drive there takes you by flat grassland marshes and estuaries that are post card perfect and reminiscent of the South Carolina coast. There is parking and a beautiful lawn great for a picnic. Depending on the season, salmon and steelhead can be seen entering the hatchery along the waterfront. There is no fee required to visit the Makah National Fish Hatchery.   

Unwinding Under the Stars

As the day winds down, cozy up by a crackling bonfire on the beach (check for local fire restrictions and regulations). Roast marshmallows under a blanket of stars and listen to the hypnotic rhythm of the waves. It's a perfect way to unwind and reconnect with nature after a day of exploring Hobuck Beach and the charming town of Neah Bay.

This combined experience offers something for everyone: the untamed beauty of Hobuck Beach, the cultural richness of Neah Bay, and the chance to explore the edge of the continent. So come discover the magic of Neah Bay and Hobuck Beach, and create memories that will last a lifetime.