Seal Beach is a southwest facing beach, tucked in between Alamitos Bay and Surfside. This little village serves as the gateway between Los Angeles and Orange Counties and has all the flair, festivals and events expected from small town life.
Walt’s Wharf has earned a reputation for serving the freshest of fresh fish for a few decades now. Their family-owned history and consistently excellent seafood has made them a mainstay of Main Street. The oyster bar offers a smorgasbord on the half-shell: Hama Hama, Fanny Bay, Blue Point, Kumamoto and Mirin Miyagi— oysters for everyone. If oysters aren’t your thing, other choices include Steam Pot, Jumbo Prawns, Smoked Albacore and King Salmon, Ahi Poki, Crab and Calamari, and that’s just the appetizer menu. They also get creative with entrée dishes and desserts: South African White Shrimp Risotto, Caramelized Wild Alaskan King Salmon, and what’s better than a banana split? One that features a banana sweetened and softened on an oak grill. Warning—don’t go to the website unless you have time to dine right away!
The Bay Theatre is a Southern California cultural landmark. Build in 1947 and in continual operation, the theater features independent, foreign and classic films. Now playing, Creation, the true story of Charles Darwin, starring real-life husband and wife, Paul Bettany and Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, and Steven Spielberg’s Gremlins, one of the most terrifying movies ever to come to screen—if you’re seven when you see it.
March’s classic films are Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 film Barry Lyndon, starring Ryan O’Neal; Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull starring Robert De Niro, and David Lean’s romantic epic, Dr. Zhivago. Check the website for screening dates and times.
For More Information: Bay Theater 340 Main Street, Seal Beach (562) 431-9988
Seal Beach Municipal Pier
Main Street is the perfect place for a post-film walk. The street itself is small-town magic and it leads right up to the base of the Seal Beach Municipal Pier. Just cross Ocean Avenue and keeping walking out over the water. It’s a beautiful stroll all day long and even better at night.