Seal Beach has a high cost of living in terms of real estate and rental properties. It has a total area of 13.1 square miles. The base has a small population of military and civilian personnel. Visit our Installation Program & Services Directory to learn more about our base services and programs. Naval Base San Diego provides the Fleet and Family Services Programs.
Our Housing Service Center can assist you with local area information, relocation assistance, and housing assistance. Our family housing consists of 178 enlisted units located off-base a block away in Sea Breeze Village. Our officer housing consist of 7 units/houses on base. Unaccompanied housing consists of 36 rooms with 46 beds. For more information, call 562-626-7575 or visit bldg. 34. Click on our Installation Booklet for an in-depth overview of NWS Seal Beach.
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by worldwide location. In order to place a DSN call, the caller must be using a phone from a military installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing CONUS simply enter the NWS Seal Beach DSN code 873 and last four digits of your out-going number, ex: 873-XXXX. When dialing from OCONUS, the caller must enter the Seal Beach area code (562) 873-XXXX. The base operator can be reached at (562) 626-7011 or (800) 557-8767.
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach and its detachments provide shore-based infrastructure support to the Navy’s ordnance mission and other fleet and fleet support activities.
Commencing operations in 1944 as a U.S. Naval Ammunition and Net Depot, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach is the Pacific Fleet's premier munitions loading and storage installation.
For the third time in four years, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach has been selected as the winner of the Commander, Navy Region Southwest Installation Excellence Award for Small Installations.
The award recognizes bases for superior support to the fleet, cost savings, and innovative improvements to facilities, quality of life, safety, and environmental sustainability.
According to the 2010 census, the population of the city of Seal Beach was 24,168. NWS Seal Beach is the workplace for approximately 300 military and civilian personnel.
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach (NWSSB) is located in Seal Beach, CA. Seal Beach is a coastal, quiet and small city filled with quaint neighborhoods nestled in between Long Beach and Huntington Beach. It’s Orange County’s best kept secret. Seal Beach is located in the westernmost corner of Orange County, right on the border of Los Angeles County.
To Main Gate – From I-405: Take the Seal Beach Blvd. off-ramp. Turn left on Seal Beach Blvd. and travel south for approximately 2 miles. The base Main Gate will be on your left-hand side at Forrestal Ave.
To Main Gate – From Pacific Coast Hwy (PCH): Turn north on Seal Beach Blvd. The Main Gate will be on your right at the second light.
To Gate 9 Westminster Blvd – From I-405: Take the Seal Beach Blvd. off-ramp. Turn left on Seal Beach Blvd. and travel south for approximately 1 mile. Turn left at Westminster Blvd. and then make your first right onto the station.
To Gate 9 Westminster Blvd – From Pacific Coast Hwy (PCH): Turn north onto Seal Beach Blvd. Turn right at Westminster Blvd. and then make your first right onto the station.
NOTE: If in need of a personal or vehicle pass you must first visit the station’s Pass & ID Office, located next to the Main Gate.