Catch Some Rays at Seal Beach

Seal Beach

Seal Beach is a quiet little hidden gem right in the middle of the more touristy beaches in Southern California. White sandy beaches, great shops and restaurants, and away from the crowds, this is a great place to spend a hot summer day.

Seal Beach is a small beach community between Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Right off PCH (Pacific Coast Highway), this sandy beach is a great place to chill on a hot summer day. The high winds coming off the water makes it an ideal place to kite board, surf, or simply fly a kite along the shoreline. On a clear day, you can see Catalina Island along the horizon. One of the best aspects of Seal Beach is that it still  under the radar to tourists. 

There are multiple parking lots/garages along 8th and 10th streets for a minimal fee. You can also find free street parking along Ocean Way, just make sure you read the parking signs as there are various times of day that parking is permitted.

Don't miss arguably the best breakfast burrito you've ever had from Nick's Deli on Main Street.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Food & Drink
  • Beach towels 
  • Boogie Board 
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Activities Stand Up Paddle, Kiteboarding, Chillin, Fishing, Photography, Bodysurfing, Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

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Welcoming and Easy

Seal is the hidden beach of Orange County, but it has everything you'd want and need. Food, shops, rentals, waves, and sand. The north part of the beach (around the jetty) is called warm waters since there is a continuous stream of warm water being pushed into the ocean. Bring the whole family and have an awesome day.


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