Neah Bay

Neah Bay is a town on the Makah Reservation in Washington. It’s a popular place for fishing and hiking to places such as Cape Flattery and Shi Shi Beach.

 

Permits

We stopped in Neah Bay to purchase our parking permits in order to visit Cape Flattery and Shi Shi Beach. This can be done at Washburn’s General Store, the Makah Tribal Mini Mart, and the museum.

 

Makah Museum

We spent a good hour at the Makah Museum, which is an excellent place to learn about the history of the Makah people. It’s open daily with an adult admission of US$6 (as of January 2018). Photography is prohibited inside the museum.

Makah Museum in Neah Bay, Makah Reservation, Washington

Makah Museum

The fascinating exhibits tell about every aspect of the Makah way of life, including fishing, hunting, basketweaving, and more. On display are several authentic artifacts, many found at an excavation site in the Ozette area. The site was inhabited until a mudslide destroyed it around 1750.

 

Bahobohosh Point

On the way to Shi Shi Beach, we stopped at Bahobohosh Point to take pictures of Hobuck Beach  to the north and the mouth of the Sooes River to the south.

Bahobohosh Point on the Makah Reservation in Washington

Bahobohosh Point

Hobuck Beach on the Makah Reservation in Washington

Hobuck Beach

Sooes River on the Makah Reservation in Washington

Sooes River

 

Warmhouse

For lunch, we popped into the Warmhouse Restaurant, which has a nice view of the marina. I had a fish and chips meal while Marisol had the clam chowder. The fish and chips was very good but the chowder wasn’t that great. It came out to about US$20 for the two of us.

Warmhouse Restaurant in Neah Bay, Makah Reservation, Washington

Warmhouse Restaurant

View from Warmhouse Restaurant in Neah Bay, Makah Reservation, Washington

View from Warmhouse Restaurant

Fish and chips and clam chowder at Warmhouse in Neah Bay, Makah Reservation, Washington

Fish and chips and clam chowder

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