Neah Bay

Cape Flattery

Neah Bay is in Olympic Peninsula.


Located on Admiralty Inlet, north of Olympic National Park and close to Cape Flattery which is the northwestern most point of the contiguous United States.

The Makah (pron.: /məˈkɑː/, from the Klallam name for the tribe, màq̓áʔa) are a Native American tribe that lives in and around the town of Neah Bay, Washington, a small fishing village along the Strait of Juan de Fuca where it meets the Pacific Ocean. Their reservation on the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula includes Tatoosh Island. The Makah people refer to themselves as "Kwih-dich-chuh-ahtx" (Qʷidiččaʔa·tx̌) which translates as "the people who live by the rocks and seagulls"

Get in

By car

The intersection of WA-Hwy 113 and US-Hwy 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 north and then west 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

From Port Angeles take the #14 bus (towards Fork) to Sappho (there is a gravel parking lot before the intersection with Hwy 113). Transfer to the #16 bus coming from Forks to get Neah Bay.

Get around

These statues and the cultural center and museum are in Neah Bay.

Go next

Routes through Neah Bay

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