2.13.2013

wanderlust wednesday: neah bay, washington

Since I wanted to follow the theme of Winter Weekend Getaways this month, I will continue on about our little getaway to Neah Bay on the Washington Coast.

Neah Bay is located on the Makah Indian reservation and has a population of a little under 800 people. It looks straight across at Canada, and the whole time we were there our phones kept beeping, "Welcome to Canada, you are on Canadian Cellular blah, blah."  The drive out to Neah Bay is one of the prettiest I have ever been on. First, you jump on the Edmonds ferry to Kingston or the Seattle ferry to Bainbridge. Then you wiggle your way up to Port Angeles, and from there it is Highway 101 the rest of the journey (about an hour or so). Highway 101 curves in and out, with the ocean peaking into view every few minutes. It is incredible, but if your one for getting car sick, definitely bring some dramamine. 
While we were there, we cruised on over to Hobuck Bay Beach Resort. It's not quite the "resort" you would commonly associate with that word, but it does the job. The management is super relaxed and told us to park where ever and charged us only $25 for ten people and three motor homes.  The best part was we parked literally ten feed away from the beach. If you are not totally into camping, there are great cabins you can rent right behind the campground. 


If you head to Neah Bay, be prepared to bring EVERYTHING! There isn't really a town and it is a dry reservation, so pack in enough beer wine and food because you will have to make all of your meals (there are no restaurants).
One of the reasons most people head to the coast is the hiking, and the Cape Flattery trail is an awesome hike to start with. It is super short, maybe three miles total, but you hike on a suspended wood trail and end at breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.








I even saw a humongous seal floating around!

*If you all have any awesome winter weekend getaways, let me know! 

13 comments :

  1. i want to the washington coast so bad! and these pictures just pushed it way up the list... as always, your photos are amazing!!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! You should definitely check out the coast! Apparently there are tons of hot springs out there as well!

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  2. This looks so fun, I really want to go! The furthest I've been out on the peninsula is Port Angeles.

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    1. What! You definitely need to go! It was my first time out on this part of the coast and it really is stunning!

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  3. Looks like a fun get-away!

    We visited Washington State for the first time over the holidays and would love to see more of it!

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    1. Next time your in Washington, head to Leavenworth! Its so fun / a little bavarian village tucked up into the mountains!

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  4. This looks like a perfectly secluded escape! I love that you have bring everything with you.

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    1. It is really stunning! Now i need to go back in some sunnier weather!

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  5. Those black and whites of the forest are absolutely stunning! How beautiful!

    xo

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    1. Thanks Brittany! I wish I could take credit for those but it was all my husband :)

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  6. Oi! I just found your blog and I'm in love. I'm also a Seattle area blogger! <3 Added this to my list of weekend getaways.

    www.kaytiii.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanky Kayti for stopping by! So glad that you like the blog!!

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  7. Oh gosh, what a gorgeous trip! I am so excited to visit the coast someday! For now I've been hanging out in the midwest and while there are gorgeous areas, it's not quite the same!

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