|Map of State Highway 112 and Neah Bay|
Spanish explorers landed in Neah Bay in 1791, establishing a fort that lasted five months. Today’s explorers can take in panoramas of Neah Bay Harbor, Vancouver Island, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Koitiah Point, three miles west of Neah Bay on State Highway 112. Farther west is Cape Flattery, where a thirty-minute hike will bring you to the most northwestern point in the contiguous United States.
Neah Bay’s Native American heritage is preserved at the Makah Indian Reservation and headquarters. Seasonal wildlife viewing opportunities abound on the reservation – eagles, falcons and hawks, grey whales and trumpeter swans – and there are excellent fishing opportunities in the bay.
I’m completely indebted to AAA’s Tour Book Guide – Washington for this information. Again, another Washington destination on our list of places to explore.