Seal Beach and its beautiful beaches and pleasant weather attracts more than 2,000,000 visitors each year making recreation an important factor in the local economy in this otherwise residential community. To accommodate visitors Seal Beach maintains a municipal pier, a beach park, and a skate park.
Seal Beach was incorporated in 1917 and became a charter city in 1964. It is located on the coast of northwestern Orange County encompassing 11.97 square miles. Neighboring communities include Huntington Beach, Westminster, Los Alamitos and Long Beach.
Seal Beach sits on the coast as the gateway to Orange County between the cities of Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Governed by a five member council/city manager form of government, who are elected by district, Seal Beach has retained its quaint, small-town atmosphere. 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.