8.9 out of 10

Main St, Seal Beach

33.7421778541468 -118.104212697725
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 13, 2010

"Nostalgic Beach Experience"

The most well-known area of Seal Beach is Main Street, which begins at the city’s wooden pier. The city of Seal Beach has maintained this area over the years so that a total renovation of the type done in Huntington Beach hasn’t been required. Along the tree-lined street are restaurants and souvenir stores that have an old-time feel.

At the coast, Main Street is crossed by Ocean Avenue. Eisenhower Park provides a strip of landscaped grass above the beach parking lot, a unique touch among all the beaches in Orange County. Cozy beach cottages on Ocean Avenue enjoy views of the beach and ocean. On either side of the beach parking lot, the houses line both sides of Ocean Avenue. South of the pier, a large sand bunker has been built up to protect the homes along the narrow beach from high surf.

The Red Car Museum is located in an old Pacific Electric train car located in Electric Avenue Median Park on Main Street. It pays tribute to the 40-mile long electric railroad that once ran between Los Angeles and the coast. The Mary Wilson Library is also located in the park.

The beach experience at Seal Beach is different from other beaches in Orange County. The beach is narrow and only a mile long, limited by channels on each end. It’s a popular location for surfing, windsurfing, kite flying and hosts fun events like an annual sand castle festival.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Seal Beach

"great beach street with fun shops, restaurants and bars"
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"Great family-oriented neighborhood but with some freeway noise"
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Main St

4.5/5
"Nostalgic Beach Experience"
33.7421778541468 -118.104212697725

Surfside Ave

2.5/5
"A well kept secret on the beach"
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