Seal Beach (the beach) is located in the city of Seal Beach, a small beachside community wedged between Long Beach and Huntington Beach. It is the northernmost beach town and beach of Orange County. Seal Beach is a wide sandy beach packed with sunbathers and surfers on sunny days. At the north end it is bounded by the San Gabriel River mouth and on the south end by a jetty protecting the entrance to Anaheim Bay. There is a grass park, Eisenhower Park, and the Seal Beach Municipal Pier at the central part of the beach where two parking lots can be found.
Walking the pier is a must to take in the wide view that includes Seal Beach, Long Beach, mountains, jetties, dolphins, seals, and surfers. This is a perfect vantage point for sunsets too. There used to be a Ruby’s Restaurant at the end of the pier, but luckily there are still many food options and shops nearby on Main Street. There is another parking lot at the north end of the beach at 1st Street right on the San Gabriel River.