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Seal Beach was first known as Bay City, but there was already a Bay City located in Northern California. When the time came to incorporate on 25 October 1915, the town was named Seal Beach.
A Historical Landmark
Soon after the founding of the mother colony at Anaheim in 1857, Anaheim Landing was established as a port of entry for the Santa Ana Valley by the Anaheim Landing Co. despite the treacherous entrance conditions which caused several disasters. Regular coastwise trade was carried on for about fifteen years.
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Seal Beach is the home of Leisure World, a gated senior citizen community of approximately 7-10,000 persons. The Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station comprises 2/3 of the land within the City.
Seal Beach Leisure World
A private, guarded community nearly one mile square with almost 9000 residents. Compact one and two bedroom apartment, many overlooking luscious green belts or with golf course views. Modern condominium units also available. Leisure World covers 533 acres, or roughly 1 square mile.
The Red Car Historical Museum
run by the Seal Beach Historical and Cultural Society
We're located on Electric Avenue just west of Main Street. Hours are 1-4 pm, every second and fourth Saturday of the month. For information call 562 431-9501.
"Main Street" Seal Beach is a shoppers paradise, made up of 49 uniquely wonderful gift shops, 6 art galleries, 4 antique stores and 24 dining establishments, all in just 3 short blocks.
Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge Area
1000 acres of preserved wildlife refuge are on the military base and can be accessed for tours for 4 or more visitors, with 48 hours notice by calling the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at 562 799-0179.
Photos and Information for Seal Beach.
Both Surfside and Sunset Beach are small communities located near Seal Beach and Huntington Beach. Surfside is a gated community with no businesses and little parking. It is between Seal Beach and Sunset Beach. Sunset Beach is on a mile or so of oceanfront between Surfside and Huntington Beach.
Todos Santos, Baja California
The Jewel in the Crown of Baja Sur
A Sister City to Seal Beach.
Seal Beach has a council/city manager form of government with a 5 member city council
Seal Beach Historical Events 2001
Historical House at 227 10th Street
Our family has owned the old white house on 10th Street for a very long time...it's located near the corner of Electric and Main. I've recently discovered some interesting historical facts about the house. Before the house was built, it was first used by the Pony Express and then was a stagecoach stop. When it was first built, it was known as the "Procter House"...owned by an early Edison Co. employee, Mr. Procter. There's even a book written which refers to that house titled "The Last Coin" by James Blaylock -- referring to the time when the Seal Beach pier was destroyed. There's a photograph of the house in the little "caboose museum" in Seal Beach.
Submitted by Tonja