My wife and I took a trip during the pandemic all along the Oregon Coast. She's an Oregonian and I'd never been along the entire Oregon Coast before.

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We started our trip in Astoria Oregon and visited one of the coolest attractions along the way in Florence Oregon.

I'd never been to the Sea Lion Caves so it was quite the adventure.

If you are planning a trip along the Oregon Coast, here's some information about the Sea Lion Caves that'll help you plan your trip.

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There's just something about sea lions that makes them so darn cute. Maybe it's their big eyes, their playful demeanor, or their soft fur.

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Whatever the reason, sea lions have a way of winning over the hearts of even the grimmest of humans. So, it should come as no surprise that one of the most popular tourist attractions in Oregon is the Sea Lion Caves in Florence.

Sea Lion Caves is a natural wonder and home to one of the largest populations of Steller sea lions in the world.

But it's not just the sea lions that make this place so great—it's also the caves themselves.

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The caves are huge, reaching a height of nearly 100 feet in some areas, and they're filled with all kinds of interesting geological formations. Trust us, these caves are well worth a visit!

Fun Facts About Sea Lion Caves

Did you know that...

-The cave is located on a narrow strip of land between Cape Creek and Heceta Head?

-The cave is only accessible by stairs? That's right—there's no elevator!

-The cave is open year-round, but winter is by far the best time to visit because that's when the pups are born.

-Sea Lion Caves is one of the few places in the world where you can see two species of seals— Stellar sea lions and California seals—in the same place.

-You can sometimes spot whales from the cave viewing deck. Keep your eyes peeled for orcas, humpbacks, and gray whales!

-There are also a ton of birds that live near the cave, including puffins, cormorants, and gulls. In fact, Heceta Head is one of the best places in Oregon for bird watching.

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Sea Lion Caves is one of those places that has something for everyone. Whether you're an animal lover, a history buff, or just someone who appreciates a good view, you'll find plenty to love at this Oregon gem.

 

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