Welcome to The Sea Ranch
Designed and built-in 1964 by Oceanic Properties, The Sea Ranch was constructed with the principle of harmony between inhabitants and nature in mind. Made out of rough and simple building materials and the utmost respect for nature, the town is proof that a wild stretch of the California coast can be inhabited and preserved at the same time.
Dramatically beautiful, this 10-mile stretch of homes straddles Highway 1 and identifies the Pacific Ocean as its closest neighbor. Breathtaking beaches, redwoods, and grassy meadows surround this rugged terrain, and the climate alternates between bouts of bright sunshine and dense fog.
Residents here live “lightly on the land,”’ a principle of stewardship of natural resources governed by an owners’ association of residents.
What to Love
- The rugged beauty and intimacy with nature
- Breathtaking views
- The ever-changing climate can produce several weather systems in 24 hours
People & Lifestyle
Sea Ranchers have a deep connection to the land and an extraordinary spirit of community involvement. There are over 2,200 homes, all governed by a heavily involved homeowners’ association, which relies on the dedication of volunteers who help maintain The Sea Ranch trails, common areas, website, archives, and community life.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Surrounded by 50 miles of hiking trails and coastal meadows, The Sea Ranch Lodge
offers beautiful accommodations and dining options to Sea Ranch guests.
The nearby Twofish Baking Company
at Stewart’s Point features an array of handmade goodies, fresh bread, morning pastries, and a selection of gourmet sandwiches.
At Surf Market
, Sea Ranch residents can shop for locally made artisanal foods, and St. Orres
is one of Northern California’s famed fine dining and lodging destinations.
Things to Do
The Sea Ranch community offers various clubs to its resident population, such as bridge, exercise, golf, and birding. The Association publishes a monthly bulletin that keeps owners up-to-date on activities.
Locals enjoy visiting the Sea Ranch 10-mile Bluff Trail and the Stornetta Lands Point Arena, offering spectacular views of the coastal bluffs and sea arches.
There are also beautiful vistas at the Mill Bend/Gualala Point Regional Park and exhibitions, performing arts, and community events at the Gualala Arts Center. The famous Art in The Redwood event is held in this multi-million dollar cultural institute.