Coast at The Sea Ranch

The Sea Ranch

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking beaches and spectacularly rugged coastline at The Sea Ranch (pop. 1,305), a tiny, environmentally-planned private community stretching for 10 miles along Highway 1 at the northern end of the Sonoma County coast. It's estimated that about half of the houses in The Sea Ranch are rented out as vacation homes.

Overnight accommodations are also available at the Sea Ranch Lodge, which guarantees an ocean view from each of its 19 rooms. Also at the lodge, the Black Point Grill features California cuisine made with fresh local ingredients.

Guests at the lodge or in a rented vacation home can use the community's tennis courts, Scottish-style golf course, and other amenities. That includes 50 miles of private trails crisscrossing the community, providing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, massive rocks, migrating whales, amazing sunsets, and more.

If you aren’t staying overnight, there are public access trails available or visit the 195-acre Gualala Point Regional Park. Or spend a quiet moment in the Sea Ranch Chapel, a whimsical architectural gem that resembles a bird in flight or a cresting wave. 

Find Things to Do in The Sea Ranch

Sort:
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Sonoma Coast, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497
We protect the wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources of one of the most diverse and bountiful marine environments in the world, an area of 3,295 square miles off the northern and central…
Shell Beach Coastal Access Trail
39200 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea Ranch, a private community south of Gualala. Trails start at Highway 1 parking areas and cross bluff-top meadows and forests…

Unbeaten Path Hiking Tours
Contact us directly, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497
Unbeaten Path offers a full range hiking, walking and nature tours in Sonoma & Mendocino coast. We offer a vast array of interesting tours including - but not limited to: Historical, Wildflower (flora…
Stengel Beach Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch
37900 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

A trail that is .12 miles one way and leads to a small beach reached via a steep staircase. Look for seasonal waterfalls from a stream spilling over the bluff. This is the largest parking lot of…