The “More than just” Sea Lion Caves

Posted by Mary / September 1, 2009

The Sea Lion Caves is a one of a kind experience located on the Oregon Coast! There is so much to it, it’s amazing! I am so lucky to live nearby and have seen it at all times of the year. In the spring, I got to see a grey whale mother & baby RIGHT below me on the whale watching point! There are also these cool Pigeon Guillemots there that are pretty and very special for birdwatchers & nature seekers alike. In the summer, I saw the most adorable tiny baby Sea Lions. In the fall, the Sea Lions are moving into the cave, and you get to see many mothers with their babies UP Close! There is NO tour guide to keep you from this, it’s a self guided tour & they allow pictures, just not with flash. I have been within a few feet of them. In the winter, I spent a day taking it all in. It was Beautiful, quiet, sunny, and peaceful. The Cave is a HUGE hole, as I saw another person post, but as a nature seeker, I appreciate that this is because it is the “World’s Largest Sea Cave”!!! That means it is the ONLY opportunity you will EVER have to see a sea cave of this size, anywhere, ever! There is a great view of the nearby lighthouse, and so much to see and do. It is so worth my $$ & time. In my opinion, it is one of the BEST places on the Oregon Coast.

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  1. Sheila says:

    It would help if the writer included the location of the Sea Lion Cave. The Oregon Coast is a long one!

    posted September 6, 2009 at 4:39 am
  2. OCVA says:

    Sea Lion Caves is located approximately 7 miles north of Florence. For complete information, please check out their listing on this website at http://visittheoregoncoast.com/cities/florence/activities/sea-lion-caves

    posted September 8, 2009 at 9:33 am
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