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Beach Review of Sea Lion Caves

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Approximately 200 sea lions live here, depending on the season.
  • Visitors have accessed the cave via an elevator since the 1960s. The elevator descends 208 feet to the only known colony of wild stellar sea lions on the North American mainland. Warning: It's smelly and noisy.
  • Do not take flash photos of the sea lions when you're in the cave as it can frighten and disturb the animals.
Probably the most famous of Florence's attractions, the Sea Lion Caves have drawn visitors for decades, in part because it's the largest known sea cave in the world (as high as a 12-story building and as long as a football field). The cave was discovered in 1880.

(U.S. Highway 101 North)
91560 U.S. Highway 101
Florence, Oregon 97439
Parking: Jul-Aug: 8a-7p, Sep-Jun: 9a-6:30p

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: +1 541 547 3111
Fax: +1 541 547 3545
Email: info@sealioncaves.com
Neighborhood: Oregon Coast
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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