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Sea Lion Caves

91560 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439-8233
+1 541-547-3111
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Noisy but awesome!

The sea lions are free to do what they naturally do, float in with the tide and hang out on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melanie G
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Knox
Take an elevator down to a cave

And come out where hundreds of sea lions gather. One of the more interesting stops along the Oregon... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pamela T
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Healdsburg, California, United States
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“gift shop” (128 reviews)
“viewing area” (55 reviews)
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91560 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439-8233
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The sea lions are free to do what they naturally do, float in with the tide and hang out on the rocks in a cave. They talk rather loudly to each other, every now and again breaking out in a fight. When they are done...More

Thank Melanie G
Reviewed 6 days ago

And come out where hundreds of sea lions gather. One of the more interesting stops along the Oregon Coast - although the scenery is beautiful from Astoria to Brookings, that's or sure. Lots to learn, interesting to listen to the different voices and cries, great...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Simply not worth the money--we're a family of 9! and that was a lot of money to spend for 15 minutes of time. Not a single of our kids from age 15 to 3 were very excited to see the sea lions. I was so...More

1  Thank Marcy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop! And for me I had great memories as a child of going here. It was definitely a walk down memory lane. They have kept up the park very nicely. Gorgeous views of the ocean. Great for birders.

Thank Glenda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there in 1968, 1974, and for my 56th Birthday! Chuck went there when they still had the stair case in 1958! A lot safer to get around and still just as exciting. More room and great displays around the cave for educational/conservation purposes and...More

Thank Leanne R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, it is a tourist trap. But the views are fantastic! You can see if the sea lions are in the cave from upstairs before you purchase a ticket. I thought it was fun and interesting. Would be a tough walk down to the view...More

1  Thank Angela K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fun little adventure for the little one, there are two places to see the sea lions. The first is over looking the cliff down at where they sunning themselves, this is part that smelled horrendous. It almost deterred us from doing to...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to visit. Good, clean gift shop and restrooms. Beautiful view of the Pacific and Coast line. Fairly easy walk on pathway to lookout decks and to the elevator that takes you down 240 feet to the cave to view the Sea Lions....More

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited these caves as part of my Oregon tour. A short walk to a lift takes you down to the caves where you will find lots of sea lions waiting for the perfect mate!! Smell is pungent but not off putting. The scenery is amazing....More

Thank Frances N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of a tourist trap but very well maintained place, beautiful view. The smell is a bit pungent. A must do stop Along the way.

1  Thank mountianbike
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Kristin P
How much time would you normally expect to spend here?
14 May 2017|
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Response from Joanna T | Reviewed this property |
There is a gift shop.. free to browse in. with a huge big screen tv.. with a live feed to watch the Sea Lions.. if you choose to go down to the caves ( you walk down stairs outside ) the cost is: Adults: $14.00... More
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Kristin P
How dangerous is the trail to get there? Is is really easy to lose your footing? We would like to go, but we have an 11 month old. We were planning on babywearing her in her Lillebaby carrier, but now I'm worried that the rocks on the trail might be too slick for this to be safe? Opinions?
14 May 2017|
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Response from Becky M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with these folks. 👇🏼 It did not seem very dangerous whether or not you decide to take a stroller.
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45instructor
You state the walk is not for faint of heart. Is it steep? Slick? Hilly? We are considering visiting but I am concerned with the walk.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Rich_Holden | Reviewed this property |
The walk is not steep nor too hilly. It's just that it is literally cliff-side, but with very sturdy railings and a wide path, so go and enjoy the spectacular views.
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