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The noise of seals

After we parked our car, we got out and heard lots of noise. There were lots of seals. We had some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
A very nice park

We visit here often. The ocean view is spectacular. You can here the seals and see whales from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roseburg, Oregon
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 30, 2009

Just before reaching Cape Arago, specifically at the Simpson Reef Overlook, was the best view of the seals and sea lions....including elephant seals! Therer were hundreds of them, with a couple varieties of seals and two varieties of sea lions. This was a July 28...More

4  Thank NJ-Eric
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Reviewed December 23, 2016

We visited Cape Arago in the afternoon to watch the winter waves crash against the rocks below the cliffs. Although we have been to Cape Arago a number of times during the summer, this is the first winter "storm watch" trip we've made (in combination...More

1  Thank jiminalaska2010
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All reviews seals and sea lions simpson reef shore acres oregon coast on the rocks cape arago sunset beach beautiful scenery bring binoculars year round well worth the visit walking trails tide pools sea life whale watching beautiful drive beautiful area
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After we parked our car, we got out and heard lots of noise. There were lots of seals. We had some fishermen who talked to us. They said that in the morning is the best time to fish. The ocean was calm and there was...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit here often. The ocean view is spectacular. You can here the seals and see whales from the viewing area.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our daughter's wedding ceremony here. What a gorgeous location and the pictures are amazing. Our guests could not stop raving and most were from out of town so it was a pleasure to show them what makes the Oregon coast stand out!

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you get here, you have reached the end of the road which actually circles around and spits you out heading back north. This is not actually a venue or what I would call a destination. there are no attractions of playground, gazebo or restroom,...More

Thank Craig F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A peaceful and rugged section of coast with amazing views and abundant creatures. We camped at Sunset Bay and visited this park on one of our days. It was gorgeous.

1  Thank Kari H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great scenery with getting to see lots of seals and sea lions. We visited this park with Shore Acres and it was a fun way to spend half the day. It was nice they had a couple wildlife experts at the Simpson Reef Overlook with...More

Thank relayer
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Such a picturesque spot! The last time I visited, I saw a whale. First time ever. This time there were no whales but the waves, cliffs, and sunset were incredible. Take the time to walk around and soak in everything about this place.

Thank DebbieHatch
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A great place for photographers, sight see-ers, and hikers. There are almost always sea lions in large numbers and occasionally puffins and oyster catchers to watch. The hiking trails are numerous and almost always lead to private beaches with beautiful scenery and rocks to climb...More

Thank ambientkara
Reviewed September 30, 2018

There are many spectacular views and beaches along the Cape. However at the end of the road is the beautiful botanical gardens.Well worth the visit. There is a $5 fee but for $10 you can buy a 5 day pass to many of the parks...More

Thank alders13
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We visited here on 8/21/18. The pullout before you get into the park has a great view of an island covered with sea lions and seals. In the park we found a short walk off the first parking area which lead to a great view...More

Thank Peter K
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Rebecca T
July 14, 2018|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
None that I know of it's kinda hit and miss I had stumbled upon 1 laying on beach only twice
Donna M
May 23, 2018|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
No pass needed unless you go to sunset beach it's 5 dollars usually you get them inside park kinda like atm put in cash get sticker you can get daily pass it's 5 dollars.
Leila R
August 29, 2017|
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Response from SALEMSTEVE | Reviewed this property |
You might check in nearby Charleston or the docks in Bandon.