Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach
The station has an active environmental cleanup program. One-fifth of the facility’s land area has been designated as a National Wildlife Refuge (the only such refuge within a five-county area), and is home to many endangered and threatened species. The station is also home to the nation’s West Coast WWII Submarine Memorial.
Seal Beach Leisure World
Seal Beach is the home of Leisure World, a private, one-square-mile gated senior citizen community of approximately 7-10,000 persons.
Residents own compact one and two bedroom apartments or modern condominiums in the community, many that overlook luscious greenbelts or with golf course views.
The Red Car Historical Museum
The Seal Beach Historical and Cultural Society runs the Red Car Historical Museum located on the old Pacific Electric Right of Way on Electric Avenue just west of Main Street in downtown Seal Beach next to the Mary Wilson Library.
Car No. 1734 is a rare Pacific Electric tower car built in 1925 which serves as the museum headquarters. It was once a roving machine shop sent out to troubleshoot problems along the 40-mile Pacific Electric LA-Newport Line. A center tower was used for repairs and maintenance on the overhead lines. It operated for almost 50 years until 1950.
The museum displays photographs of early Seal Beach, sea shells and Indian artifacts collected locally.
Main Street Seal Beach
A shopper’s paradise Main Street Seal Beach has nearly 50 unique gift shops, art galleries, antique stores and over two dozen dining establishments, all in just three short blocks stretching from Pacific Coast Highway to Ocean Avenue and the Seal Beach Pier.
Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge Area
Over one thousand acres of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge are located on the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach base and can be accessed for tours for four or more visitors, with 48 hours notice by calling the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at (562) 799-0179.
Seal Beach Beaches
Seal Beach offers surfers and beach lovers access to a comfortable and accessible beach on both sides of the Seal Beach Pier. There are bathrooms and outside showers available for beach goers and surfers as well as parking lots on both sides of the pier.