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. 

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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 the…

Bluff Top Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch
40101 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

The Bluff Top Trail winds 3 miles one way from Gualala Point Regional Park to the Walk On Beach Trail. The trailhead at Gualala Point is a dirt path branching off from the paved trail south of the…

How many whales can you count today?
36905 Green Cove Drive, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Imagine stepping from the cool night air into the warm bubbles of your private hot tub. A glass of local wine sits beside you – a tasty memoir of your warm welcome into Abalone Bay. As you relax into…

Walk On Beach Coastal Access Trail
40101 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

A quarter mile one way–Passes through a large Monterey cypress grove to a quarter-mile beach reached by a bluff-top staircase. Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea…

Getaway at Sea Ranch
38249 Green Vale Close, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

It’s time to relax and take a deep breath. Come stay at Getaway at Sea Ranch and step away from the stress of your work day. Here you can not only connect with the natural world but also tune in to…

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 to…