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.

Things to Do in The Sea Ranch

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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Where to Stay

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.

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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…

Lodge North Building Courtyard Photo
60 Sea Walk Drive, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

The iconic Sea Ranch Lodge is one of the oldest buildings at The Sea Ranch. Since reopening back in October 2021, we've treasured welcoming friends and neighbors from near and far back to The Lodge.…

Pebble Beach Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
23 Navigators Reach, 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…

Stengel Beach Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
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…

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

We are a family owned and operated winery located in Sonoma County, California. Nestled on a sunny hilltop and surrounded by redwood forests, the views are as beautiful as they are breathtaking. We…

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.…

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…

Whalebone 1 Photo
Contact Directly, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Stunning meadow side home with distant Pacific views offers a true experience of the best of Sea Ranch Living. In classic Sea Ranch architecture, Whalebone boasts an unusual 2 King Suite layout, on…

The Cafe at Sea Ranch Lodge Photo
60 Sea Walk Drive, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Just inside our doors, conveniently located next to the General Store and the Post Office, we have a casual café offering freshly roasted Sea Ranch Coffee, aromatic teas, smoothies, juices, and quick…