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. 

Renting a vacation 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 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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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…

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…

Walk On Beach Coastal Access Trail Photo
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…

Pebble Beach Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
36498 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…

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…

How many whales can you count today? Photo
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…

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Photo
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…

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…