Go Deep!

Nothing can quite prepare you for the awesome scale of Sea Lion Caves
America’s largest sea cave!



Prepare for a wild encounter as you explore one of nature’s most delightful natural shrines. Step into a world that was created over 25 million years ago, and get in touch and feel the tranquility of the ocean waves and the vibrant persistence of life.
Sea Lion Caves front view
Sea Lion Caves - View inside the cave
Enter a fascinating journey as you encounter America’s largest naturally formed basalt rock sea cave. Over 12 stories high and as wide as a football field, this exotic sanctuary is breathtaking.
Go behind-the-scenes and watch as these marine animals live, play and interact in their undisturbed, natural setting. The roaring sounds of sea lions is a life changing experience.
Sea Lions at Sea Lion Caves
Observation Deck at Sea Lion Caves

Sea Lion Caves is a privately owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary (since 1932) centrally located on the beautiful and rugged Oregon Coast. It is America’s largest sea cave and the year-round home of the Steller sea lion.

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Closed at 12:00 the day before Thanksgiving and are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

A Cave of Wonder & Enchantment

A Cave of Wonder and Enchantment

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

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Sea Lions at Sea Lion Cave

Get To Know The Residents

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

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Sea Lion Caves