TRAVEL: Seal Beach, OC’s smallest beach town is like “Mayberry” by the sea

Photo by Jefferson Graham

If you live in the South Bay, there’s usually no need to leave the bubble of Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach–we have it all here, right? 

But sometimes it is fun to venture south, and see how different beach cities do it. In Orange County, Newport, Laguna and Huntington are bustling, while the first of the O.C. beach towns, Seal Beach, is so different. It has the Main Street feel that we don’t get in the South Bay, with more diverse stores (hardware, gifts, clothing) and mucho cafes and restaurants, plus a long, long pier that happens to be the second oldest of the wooden variety in California. 

Have you explored Seal Beach before? Come join me on a virtual photowalk to the O.C.’s small gem, just a 45 minute drive away from the Bubble. 

And if you have a moment, please also check out the companion episode, about how to take travel photos that look like postcards, not snapshots. We filmed it in Seal Beach. 


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