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Seal Beach is a city in Orange County, Southern California. Seal beach is a small town on the coast with a beach front and pier. Main Street is a pleasant place to stroll with a number of restaurants, bars and gift shops.


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Seal Beach is located at the intersection of Seal Beach Boulevard and the Pacific Coast Highway. Interstate 405 is a few miles north of Seal Beach.

Get around[edit]

Walk down Main Street straight onto the pier.


Seal Beach City Hall
  • 1 The Seal Beach Pier. The Seal Beach Pier is the second longest wooden pier in California. It is a popular location for walking and hiking, and there is a playground at its entrance.
  • 2 Los Cerritos Wetlands. Los Cerritos Wetlands is a 965 acres (391 ha) wildlife refuge located within the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach. Public access in the refuge is limited or restricted to once-a month tour (last Saturday of each month) as it is located within an active military base. The San Gabriel River flows through the wetlands complex, which is a critical habitat and winter stopover for many birds along the Pacific Flyway. Birds found in the refuge include great blue herons and three endangered bird species: California clapper rail, California least tern, and Belding's Savannah sparrow. Los Cerritos Wetlands (Q6682591) on Wikidata Los Cerritos Wetlands on Wikipedia
  • 3 Anaheim Bay. Anaheim Bay is an extensive harbor and wetland complex that includes the Huntington Harbor, which serves small private vessels, and the Bolsa Bay, a salt-water estuary. The term "Anaheim Bay" generally refers to the deep-water Navy harbor at the bay entrance. Bordering the bay are hundreds of acres of salt marshes, some of the largest remaining such habitats in Southern California. Anaheim Bay (Q24892568) on Wikidata Anaheim Bay on Wikipedia


Bay Theater, build 1947

Seal Beach is home to 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of beach, with popular activities including swimming, surfing, and fishing from the pier.

  • 1 Bay Theater. Undergoing restoration as of 2021, the Bay Theatre is a single-screen movie theater that is best known for its screenings of foreign and independent films, and for its revival screenings. The Bay Theatre is also home to a Wurlitzer organ which is used for concerts and silent film screenings. Bay Theater (Q4874134) on Wikidata Bay Theater on Wikipedia


Shops for tourist can be found along Main Street while more every day shopping can be found at the Seal Beach Center on Pacific Coast Highway.


  • 1 Mahé, 1400 Pacific Coast Highway, +1 562 431-3022. Excellent seafood, steak and sushi restaurant
  • 2 O’Malley’s on Main, 140 Main St, +1 562 430-0631. Good restaurant and Irish pub with excellent menu choice
  • 3 Hennessey's Grill, 143 Main St, +1 562 598-6456. Good for breakfast and dinner
  • 4 The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar (The Hangout), 901 Ocean Avenue, +1 562 431-4888. Daily 7AM-midnight. Casual New American restaurant & bar in Seal Beach with 180º views of the Seal Beach Pier. Serving breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. A must-go for Bloody Marys & seafood. $11 to 30.



  • 1 The Pacific Inn, 600 Marina Dr, +1 562 493-7501. Good size rooms. Friendly staff. Basic breakfast, but then Main Street is just round the corner.

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Neighboring destinations

Routes through Seal Beach
West LALong Beach  N  S  WestminsterIrvine
Santa MonicaLong Beach  N  S  Huntington BeachDana Point
Ends at Long Beach  W  E  Garden GroveOrange/Santa Ana

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