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.
    • Interesting architecture

      I stayed with friends at the Sea Ranch and we did a side trip here. Interesting architecture and beautiful stained glass inside. It offers a lovely spot for meditation and prayer in the middle of...

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    • Stunning and peaceful!

      Stopped here on the way bye and actually turned around to visit because we didn’t know about it and WELL WORTH IT!!! It’s a stunning chapel that’s breath taking at the same time. Once you enter there...

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    • Small unusual chapel

      The Sea Ranch Chapel is so unusual you have to stop and take a look. It is never very crowded and right off highway 1. It you happen to get it to yourself for a few minutes it is nice for a quick...

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