Sea Lion Caves. Last week of October are we likely to see sea lions? I read colder months are better. How long of a stop is it? We are taking a road trip down the cost and trying to find out if we should stop or are there any other less touristy caves along the cost were we might also see them?
They are there and waiting for you. :)
I used to live in Oregon. My parents live on the coast. You will see sea lions in October for sure! This stop is literally in the highway. Super fun and the only cave with sea lions in the area that you can see literally up close.
There are Several sea lions living here. They like the big rocks and spend most of the day sunning themselves there. You may also see whales while there. They migrate north in the fall months
This is a must stop!!!! This is a 45 minute stop it is not touristy this is a must do if you if you are in Oregon!! There are a million fun places to stop along the way!!! What are you waiting for?
Be prepared to pay an admission fee, but not too much. Also, plan to be done by 4 or 5pm as it will be darker earlier and the cave itself is naturally lit. We had a shortened stay one day in November due to lack of sunshine!
There is a viewpoint off of the Waldport bridge (Oregon) where you can see them as well (and it's free) but they are farther away. I'm not sure if time of year matters, I would call and ask. As for time at least a half hour, or stay longer if you like.
It is a quick stop or you can stay as long as you want. There is a camera view at the top where you can see if the sea lions are in or not. It is smelly but not terribly. If you go as far as Crescent City, California, you can see sea lions for free at the city dock. Have fun!
Thank you for your assistance everyone. The Sea Lion Caves are closed for construction during our travels dates... Hopefully We will see sea lions other places.
If you are driving down the coast the entrance and gift shop are impossible to miss. I would stop in and ask about the sea lions when you are there. If you stay to see the sea lions it will take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
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