Sandy beach
Hike-in Required
Snorkeling / SCUBA
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Though remote, Hobuck Beach is known among surfers for its beach break and among travelers for the adjacent Hobuck Beach Resort and Campground. This wide, sandy beach is a great spot to relax after some hiking on nearby Shi Shi Beach or up on Cape Flattery. The resort rents a variety of watercraft depending on your interests: surfboards and some wetsuits are available, as are kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. If you have the time and energy, a paddle from the beach up the mouth of the Waatch River is a fantastic tour, or you can head south down toward the Sooes River and Anderson Point and it's fantastic beach. This is a great beach for staging a day of adventure or recovering from a previous itinerary.

Makah Recreation Use Permit

The $10 Makah Recreation Use Permit must be purchased for all activities within the reservation and it must be displayed in the window of your vehicle. Permits can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Makah Marina – Open until 5:00 p.m.
  • The Museum at the Makah Culture and Research Center – Open until 5:00 p.m.
  • Washburn’s General Store – Open until 7:00 p.m.
  • Makah Mini Mart – Open until 10:00 p.m.
  • Makah Tribal Center – Open until 5:00 p.m.
  • Hobuck Beach Resort

Logistics + Planning



Parking Pass

Makah Recreation Use Permit


Broad and flat sandy beach. Nearby camping.


Remote location.


Bird watching



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