Coast at The Sea Ranch

The Sea Ranch

This tiny, environmentally planned community set on a particularly wild and windswept stretch of the northern Sonoma County coast is an ideal getaway for lovers of architecture and nature.

Developed in the 1960s on coastal lands once seasonally visited by the Pomo peoples, The Sea Ranch blends modern design with natural elements in a harmonious, environmentally respectful way. The iconic buildings, clad in weathered local redwood, seem to grow organically from the rugged landscape.

The Sea Ranch stretches 10 miles along Highway 1, and includes private homes and the recently renovated Sea Ranch Lodge. It’s estimated that about half of the houses in The Sea Ranch are rented out as vacation homes.

Renting a home allows use of the community's tennis courts, Scottish-style golf course and 50 miles of private trails that offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, massive sea rocks and amazing sunsets. Visit during the winter to take in peak whale watching and enjoy the coast at its most peaceful.

A day trip to The Sea Ranch provides plenty of opportunities to explore beaches, public access trails and the 195-acre Gualala Point Regional Park. Another good reason to visit is the Sea Ranch Chapel, a whimsical architectural gem that resembles a bird in flight or a cresting wave. The tranquil interiors—featuring colorful stained glass, local stone and a plaster ceiling sculpted into the shape of a flower—invite quiet reflection and an appreciation of the natural environment.

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Grand Welcome Photo
39225 Suite B S. Hwy 1, Gualala, CA 95445

Looking for Sea Ranch Getaways and your favorite Sea Ranch vacation rentals? Fear not, you’re in the right place. On April 1, 2018 our family of locations, including Sea Ranch Getaways, consolidated…

Annapolis Winery Photo
26055 Soda Springs Road, Annapolis, CA 95412

Picture your wedding taking place in the most romantic setting nature has to offer. As elegant or as casual as you wish. Let your imagination run wild and create your dream wedding. On top of the…

Black Point Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
35050 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

The quarter-mile Black Point Trail is the southernmost of the six Sea Ranch public access points. It is also the longest beach among the access trails. Black Point Beach is a sandy shore that curves…

The Bar + Lounge Photo
60 Sea Walk Drive, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Both seaside and fireside, our lounge and solarium are where sips are seasonal and stargazing comes free. Big windows showcase nature untamed—craggy cliffs, ocean vistas, breezy grass meadows. While a…

The Bluffs at Sea Ranch Photo
42389 Leeward Road, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Location, Style and Value - The north end is arguably the best location on the ranch for visitors! It's closest to the town of Gualala with it's shops, markets, and eating/drinking establishments.…

Sea Ranch Escape Photo
35590 Verdant View, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Sea Ranch Escape offers a selection of wonderful vacation homes in a variety of settings along the ten miles of the northern California coast that is the Sea Ranch. Stay in one of our magnificent…

Shell Beach Coastal Access Trail Photo
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 to…