Friday, May 25, 2012

Seal Beach Has It All

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This weekend is a great time to explore Seal Beach. Though not as well known as its iconic, Surf City neighbor Huntington Beach, Seal Beach has lots to offer. And you won’t find a friendlier city.

Everyone likes to socialize in this beach community and takes time to talk, stop for coffee...

 or watch the world go by from one of the benches on Main Street or on the pier.  

Along with its small town charm, Seal Beach has many restaurants, coffee houses, shops, and art galleries…all conveniently located on Main Street or a short walk away. 

There’s something for everyone…shops selling clothing and beachwear, kites, old vinyl records, antiques, jewelry, furniture, toys, ukuleles, and sea shells.

Be sure to stop by Canvas Shop and say “Hello” to the owners Ryan and Tammy Callis. Along with custom covers for your boat or sports equipment, the shop has all kinds of unique artworks, clothing, and gift items. Right next door is Devynn’s Garden flower shop. 

You never know what you’ll find in Seal Beach. On our last visit SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel saw this dog named Sassafras all dressed up for a party.

Every kind of restaurant you can imagine is here – seafood, hamburgers, barbeque, and pizza, Mexican, Irish, French, Thai, and more.

And when you’re ready for dessert just follow your nose to the smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls at Sweet Jill's bakery... or stop in Cold Stone Creamery for an ice cream cone.  

When you head out for the beach you can join the surfers… 

picnic and play volley ball…fish from the pier …or watch the fishing boats.

Then, at the end of the day, shake the sand from your clothes and watch the best show of all – a glorious sunset. 

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