Seal Beach and Town

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Los Angeles, CA
Seal Beach and Town
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Seal Beach is an extremely cute town! Everything is spic and span yet funky. Main Street is lined with cool stores and restaurants. O'Malley's Irish Pub is a fantastic place to sit and take in the scene. You can sit in a wooden booth by a huge open window and watch the people walk by. On Main Street, there is an ice cream shop, a kite shop, and plenty of restaurants. Main Street leads directly out onto the pier, which is nice for a windy walk. Following Main Street the other way, you come to an island in the road where there is a red one-car train (at 800 Electric Ave)! It offers a glimpse into LA's past. If you walk down 8th Street, which is parallel to Main Street, you will see tiny chic homes with unusual architecture. The street is lined with palm trees and has a very southern-california beachy feel. The City Hall on 8th Street closely resembles the Santa Barbara courthouse on a smaller scale, and was built around the same time, in 1929, in Spanish revival style. Walk by and admire its graceful design.

Happy people gather on either side of the pier and sit on the benches in the park at the base of the pier. There is live music on Wednesday nights in the summer. There is a playground on the beach just west of the pier. East of the pier families gather to swim in the summer. It's not a very pretty beach and it can be windy but residents have fun anyway.
Nearby, check out Rainbow Harbor where you can stroll along the waterfront or eat at one of the many great restaurants! Shoreline Village right next door is fun for kids, with its carousel and touristy shops.

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Kids play in the waves by the pier at Seal Beach.

Javatinis Coffeeshop on Main Street.

O'Malley's Restaurant, and the nice trees on Main Street.

Strolling down Main Street in Seal Beach.

Gorgeous City Hall on 8th Street.

The red train museum in Seal Beach! Notice the pretty eucalyptus trees.

8th Street palms.

The spacious park where people hang out by the pier.


From Highway 405 northbound, take the Seal Beach exit and follow Seal Beach Blvd toward the ocean. It becomes Ocean Avenue. You can park along the road on Ocean Avenue once you get near Main Street. There are also large parking lots by the beach under the pier.
From Highway 405 southbound, take the Studebaker Rd exit and turn toward the ocean on Studebaker Rd. After 2 miles, turn right on Westminster Ave. Turn left on Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy). After a mile, turn right on Main St. Turn left or right on Ocean Ave and park along the road, or use one of the large parking lots under the pier.
O'Malley's On Main, 140 Main St, Seal Beach CA 90740, call (562) 430-0631.
Cold Stone Creamery, 101 Main St, call (562) 626-8151.
Up Up and Away Kites, 139 Main St, call (562) 596-7661.


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Wed, 10 Feb 2010

if i could live anywhere, it would be seal beach

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Wed, 07 Jul 2010

Oh man! I miss Seal Beach!

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Tue, 25 May 2010


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Thu, 15 Oct 2009

funky and laid-back, trendy and upscale, Seal Beach has restaurants, bars, shops for all tastes! and the beach is great

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Thu, 01 Oct 2009

I wanna be in SoCal soon!

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Mon, 14 Sep 2009

Wicked kite surfing! Decent also for new surfers to learn by the pier.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2009

Mom and pop stores, independent coffee houses- less attitude than the rest of LA. You will love it!

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017

love it Yea!

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