Destination guide

Get stoked in this quintessential beachfront playground

With Pacific Ocean fun, including a gorgeous beach, and allegedly the second longest pier in the state, it’s no wonder Seal Beach vacation rentals tend to book up early. Travelers come to enjoy the full-on summertime experience, soaking up the rays, hitting the waves, and basking in those golden sunsets. You can also do nothing but relax and take in that sought-after, laid-back California dude vibe. Seal Beach offers oceanfront dining, a kite festival, and an annual pancake breakfast that's the bomb. Plus you may even a see a sea lion.

Things to do

Seal Beach: History, fishing and beaches

There’s hella lot of things to see in Seal Beach. Just saying. Take a photo of the iconic Bay Theater dating from 1947, or visit the Red Car Museum, home to a 1925 Pacific Electric railway car. Stroll along the wooden pier, rumored to be the second longest in California, where you can try your hand at fishing or let your kids enjoy the beachfront play area. Many Seal Beach vacation rentals are centrally located, so you’ll be able to check out these local attractions, and you’ll have the added bonus of being only 20 miles from Disneyland Park.

Activities

Enjoy the California beach vibe like a local

Seal Beach is a surfing mecca where you can take your very first lesson, hang ten with the locals, or check out the locally built longboards at popular Harbour Surfboards. Sip and savor your way through local award-winning restaurants on a food tour, or ride along the San Gabriel River Trail where you may even see a sea lion. During July and August, there's a summer concert series, plus a colorful Kite Festival every September. Be sure not to miss the Lions Club Fish Fry and Pancake breakfast that’s been happening every year since 1943, it's definitely the bomb, dude.

Weather

Rock your Southern California vacation in Seal Beach

The perfect year-round, sunny California weather is hard to beat. With humid summer temperatures averaging 82°F, and balmy winters of 66°F, there’s really no bad time of year to come to Seal Beach. But having said that, spring and fall are the best times to visit as it’s less humid and slightly cooler, plus you’ll find lower prices when booking Seal Beach vacation rentals. The area gets the most rain during winter, but don’t worry, it only amounts to 13 inches per year, with no snowfall in the forecast. Ever. Don't you just love California?

Natural features

Explore the beaches and wildlife habitats of Seal Beach

With a laid-back population of about 24,000 residents, Seal Beach is situated in Orange County - yes, that Orange County! It's right along the Pacific Coast Highway and the shores of the Pacific Ocean, where it’s sandwiched between Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Walk along the eucalyptus trees at Gum Grove Park, check out the adjacent Los Cerritos Wetlands, and then explore the natural wildlife habitats at Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, home to threatened and endangered species. But be forewarned, there's limited monthly access as this 965-acre park is part of an active military weapons station. It truly is the bomb!

How to get there

Traveling to and around Seal Beach

The nearest airport is in Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal), located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 9.7 mi (15.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Seal Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,033 vacation rentals near Seal Beach. From 1,058 Houses to 610 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Seal Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Seal Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Seal Beach:

  • Old Towne: 32 vacation rentals
  • Surfside: 23 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Peninsula: 828 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 305 vacation rentals
  • Corona del Mar: 591 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Seal Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Seal Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Seal Beach Pier: 3,120 vacation rentals
  • Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge: 3,116 vacation rentals
  • Red Car Museum: 3,132 vacation rentals
  • Massage Envy Spa: 3,167 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,702 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Seal Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Seal Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,058 Houses in Seal Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Seal Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 610 rentals available
  • Cottages: 70 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 70 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Seal Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 339 vacation rentals with pool available in Seal Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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