Oregon Coast Seals & Other Flippered Friends
Read on for three great locations to spot some of the most popular sea creatures on Oregon's North Coast.
California sea lions migrate to Oregon in late summer and stay through fall, winter and early spring. Harbor seals are year-round residents.
Along the popular waterfront in Astoria, Pier 39 is where you'll find sea lions sunning themselves.Visit Them
Flippers + Feathers
A bonus for our flippered friends category! Tufted puffins nest on Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, and these sea birds use their wings as flippers to dive underwater.Wing Watching
Tips: Baby Seals
Harbor Seals can be found year-round on the Oregon Coast. They have their adorable pups in the spring, with births peaking in mid-May.
It's common for baby seals to wait on the beach while their mom feeds. If you spot a solitary baby seal on the beach, it’s patiently waiting for its mother to return.
Remember to stay at least 100 yards away, roughly the distance of a city block, from seals and other marine mammals as you explore the Oregon Coast. Disturbing or harassing marine mammals is not only harmful for the animals, it’s also illegal.