Discover Sea Lion Caves celebrating 80 years
America's Largest Sea Cave, it's nothing short of wild!

About Sea Lion Caves

Sea Lion Caves is a privately owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary (since 1932) centrally located just 11 miles north of Florence on the beautiful and rugged Oregon Coast. Sea Lion Caves is proud to be part of the Oregon/Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve helping to protect the local marine animals and marine environment. Sea Lion Caves is America's largest sea cave and the year-round home of the Steller sea lion, but sea lions are not always in the Cave. They are wild animals and we are not a zoo so these protected animals come and go as they please, as is their nature. There are times during the year when the sea lions may leave us completely, please call ahead for information. Winter months will usually find hundreds of sea lions in the Cave and when spring arrives, breeding and birthing time, the sea lions will move from the Cave to the rookery areas (the rock ledges out if front of the Cave) and will remain there through the summer.

A Cave of Wonder & Enchantment...

And, unsurprisingly, it is also a place that many of natures creatures call “home”...

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The Residents...

The caves are a wild place,
and the animals that live there are “nothing short of wild” too...

Florence, Oregon
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So many things to see and do in the area, historic lighthouses to visit, whales to watch...

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