The Sea Ranch Chapel

Open daily to the public, 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset.


40033 Highway 1
The Sea Ranch CA, 95497


Local: 707-785-2444

Email: [email protected]

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  • Open daily to the public, 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. The grounds surrounding the chapel as well as the structure itself were the gifts of Sea Ranch residents, Robert and Betty Buffum. Upon completion in December of 1985, the chapel was dedicated in memory of Kirk Ditzler, a navy aviator, zoologist, and artist. The Sea Ranch Chapel Foundation was implemented for the continued maintenance and care of the chapel and grounds. Pat and Lyle Ditzler, long time Sea Ranch residents and dear friends of the Buffums were intimately involved in the joyous design of the chapel. James Hubbell, artist and architectural designer is the creative genius who combined local natural materials with gifted local contractors, craftsmen and artisans. The chapel is protected by a carefully designed native habitat that is the product of several talented landscape planners. It is maintained by guardian volunteers of the chapel.
    • A unique gem

      This wonderful chapel is unique and beautiful. A lovely spot to visit for quiet contemplation or prayer or simply for appreciation of interesting architecture and stained glass. You should not miss...

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    • Beautiful!

      It looks like a peacock, just wonderful . Quite allot of skill went into building this. It is a great place to get married if you only have a few guests

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    • An amazing structure; so peaceful and lovely

      This is a very special place and well worth a stop. Allow at least 30 minutes to observe all the special details - the stained glass, the copper, the imbedded shells, the stone work both within and...

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