The Sea Ranch Chapel

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

  • The Sea Ranch Chapel by Craig Tooley Photo
  • The interior of The Sea Ranch Chapel by Craig Tooley Photo 2
  • The Sea Ranch Chapel by Craig Tooley Photo 3
  • The Sea Ranch Chapel by Craig Tooley Photo
  • The interior of The Sea Ranch Chapel by Craig Tooley Photo 2
  • The Sea Ranch Chapel by Craig Tooley Photo 3

Location

40033 Highway 1
The Sea Ranch CA, 95497

Contact

Local: 707-785-2444

Email: [email protected]

  • Description
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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.

    • Wow. Must see, quick trip.

      Words cannot describe what you will see you when you stop by the Chapel. It is nondenominational and welcoming without any staff there. Given the pandemic it’s currently not open but you can walk...

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    • Very Unique Chapel with an Interesting History

      A very interesting architectural design with beautiful stained glass windows and teak doors. It is a non-denominational chapel dedicated in 1985. Enjoy the peace and solitude here . The chapel is...

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    • A must seee

      If you are in the area this is a must see. A very unique structure that reminds you of something Tolkien would have created. Inside there is a serenity that is eerily magical and spiritual.

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