Best Places to See Seals and Sea Lions on the Oregon Coast

There are many places along Oregon’s 363-mile coastline where you can see seals or sea lions in their natural setting and some can be seen in developed harbor areas as well. Seals and sea lions are members of the pinniped family and the Oregon Coast is home to Harbor Seals, Steller Sea Lions, California Sea Lions and Northern Elephant Seals, some of which can be seen year-round. Here’s our guide to spotting seals and sea lions:


Harbor Seals are year-round residents on the Oregon Coast and are perfectly adapted to life in the frigid Northwest Pacific Ocean. Multiple layers of more at

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