Neah Bay is a busy community through all four seasons, from Makah Days in the summer to the Tree Lighting ceremony in the winter. The fishermen are busy in the fall wrapping up the salmon season and advanced surfers come to seek out the bigger winter surf. We have facilities open for visitors all year round, though some of our local businesses do close for the winter due to the decrease in visitation. Please call ahead and make reservations to ensure you have somewhere to stay during your visit while exploring Neah bay activities and attractions.
The Makah Reservation is encompassed by the emerald, green waters of the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with views of the rugged, coastal peaks on Vancouver Island to the north. Here you will find the most pristine beaches of the United States accessible coastlines, lush rainforest trails and the opportunity to spot marine wildlife.
Accommodations for Your Neah Bay Activities
We welcome you to camp at the Hobuck Beach Resort or the Cape Resort and enjoy the surf break, the sand, and the ocean breezes. Depending on the season, those gentle breezes of the summer can turn into gale force winds in the winter. Don’t let that scare you away in the cooler months. After the summer ends, the crowds have dissipated and the storm watching becomes exciting. We have a range of options for accommodations from beach front cabins to camping.
Recreation Permit for Neah Bay Activities
Don’t forget to purchase a recreation permit. Permits can be purchased locally, in-person at:
- Makah Marina – Open until 5:00 p.m.
- The Museum at the Makah Culture and Research Center – Open until 5:00 p.m.
- Pat’s Place
- Harmony Seafoods
- Makah Mini Mart – Open until 9:00 p.m.
- Makah Tribal Center, Financial Services – Open until 5:00 p.m.
- Hobuck Beach Resort
There is no online option for purchasing a permit at this time.
The recreation permit must be displayed in the window of your vehicle while enjoying the trails, beaches and other attractions. The details are posted on the permit. Currently, the pass is $20 and is valid for the calendar year. Please respect the culture of the Makah Tribe and limit your activities to designated visitor facilities.
Please note the policy regarding marijuana on the Makah Reservation.