Introduction to Seal Beach, California
Seal Beach, California, in Orange county, is 5 miles E of Long Beach, California. Seal Beach is part of the surrounding Orange County metro area.
Seal Beach History
Originally, the Seal Beach area was known as "Anaheim Landing," as it was a boat landing and seaside recreation area near the town of Anaheim. It came to be known as the Bay City in the 20th century, but when it was incorporated on October 25, 1915, the name was changed to Seal Beach. This was largely due to the presence of the seals that would swim the waters of this quaint seaside town. World War II saw the development of the United States Navy's Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach that was used for loading, unloading and storing of ammunition for the Pacific Fleet.
Seal Beach and Nearby Attractions
- Seal Beach Pier.
- Bay Theatre.
- History of Tea Museum in Best of Times Tea Cottage and Hospitality Shop.
- Stingray Bay.
- National Wildlife Refuge.
- Old Ranch Country Club Private Golf Course.
Things To Do In Seal Beach
Seal Beach has the second longest wooden pier in California that is used for fishing and sightseeing. Visitors can go surfing at the Stingray Bay that is at the mouth of the San Gabriel River. The Tea Cottage and Hospitality Shop houses a small museum that features displays of the 5,000 year history of tea and tea leaf reading in the Japanese tea garden. Visitors can also enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole golf course in the Old Ranch Country Club. One can also enjoy foreign and unique films that are screened at the Old Town Theater and Bay Theater.
Seal Beach Transportation
The Orange County International Airport serves the area.
Seal Beach Higher Education
The nearest university is the California State University-Long Beach.