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

Sea Lion Caves 7 Wonders

The Coast: One of the 7 Wonders of Oregon



Thanks to Travel Oregon for the video about the coast. One of the 7 wonders of Oregon! Your video and words are inspiring!


All 363 miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to all of us. Which means how you choose to explore it is entirely up to you.You can sandboard or dune buggy the sand dunes down south, or hit your way out of a sand trap inside the best public golf resort in America.

  • You can investigate its tide pools, hike up its cliffs or down through ancient old-growth forests to discover its hidden surf spots.
  • You can hunt for agates, or beach-comb, or build forts from washed-up driftwood.
  • You can watch waves crash at Devil’s Churn or Devil’s Punch Bowl, or find the surprise waterfall at Hug Point.
  • You can look for whales, or say hello to the seals, or crab from a boat or a dock or on the beach itself, at night, illuminated by the lamp of a lighthouse.

Sea Lion Caves
91560 Hwy. 101 N.
Florence, OR 97439


PHONE: 541-547-3111
FAX: 541-547-3545



MILEPOST: 179

Estimated Drive Time

  • 41 hours, 26 min from Chicago, IL
  • 1 hour, 50 min from Eugene, OR
  • 15 min from Florence, OR
  • 3 hours, 24 min from Portland, OR
  • 10 hours, 42 min from San Francisco, CA
  • 7 hours, 14 min from Seattle, WA


What Are The Hours?

Hours of operation are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We sell tickets right up to closing time. We do close at noon the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and we are closed all day Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

What is the cost of admission?

Adults: $14.00 each
Seniors: $13.00 each
Children* Ages 5 to 12: $8.00 each
Children* Ages 4 and younger: FREE
Parking: FREE!
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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A Cave of Wonder & Enchantment...

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

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Sea Lion Cave

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The Residents...

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

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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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