"The Northwesternmost Point in the U.S." Neah Bay by JetlagCity

Neah Bay Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 6 photos

Cape Flattery
"All Tribes Welcome"

Cape Flattery is the Northwesternmost point in the continental United States, and after living in Seattle for almost 12 years I decided I should see this place. It's right next to the Makah fishing village of Neah Bay, on the Makah Indian Reservation.

You'll never drive through Neah Bay on your way to somewhere else - it's well off the main highways. I didn't spend too much time in the town itself, but we did stop to see the Makah Museum, which houses a great collection of Makah artifacts from over the centuries. There were two or three cafes right on the main street through town, and we had lunch at the one whose sign read "All Tribes Welcome" - what a heart-warming, welcoming sight in this war-torn world! It was typical diner food - good, with a little more seafood than usual on the menu.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:rugged, beautiful coastline
  • Cons:often chilly and windy
  • Last visit to Neah Bay: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 14, 2004
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  • Jonathan_C's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2004 at 5:15 AM

    Cape Flattery really does feel like the 'ends of the earth'. I have to get back there sometime soon.

  • Aug 30, 2004 at 4:33 PM

    Looks like a similar climate to here and likewise the life. Isn't it the Makah who still like to hunt whales? nice pictures, Jem

  • scotlandscotour's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2004 at 7:45 AM

    Wish I could say I had been ... next time. Thanks for getting me virtually there :-)

  • jadedmuse's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2004 at 5:52 PM

    Stunning photo. Very misty, very beautiful. As "Karenincalifornia" says, gorgeous pix of an unspoiled area. Tks for sharing the tips too.

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2004 at 7:41 PM

    Neah Bay is one of the special places. That Cape Flattery trail is one of my favorite in the world.

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2004 at 3:35 PM

    Gorgeous pics of an unspoiled area. You are lucky, lucky, lucky.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2004 at 12:36 PM

    Nice pictures and info for hiking here at Washington's tip. No special procedures for the car park?

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