Sea Ranch is a stretch of land along the Pacific Coast in Sonoma County. The guiding principle of the community is to preserve the area’s natural beauty. Thanks to one architect’s vision, all of the houses are made out of natural wood and blend in with the surroundings, drawing inspiration from the landscape and even the direction of the wind. There are no street lights, all the plants are indigenous . It’s easily one of my favorite places on earth, and I’d like to share it with you today.
Best seat in the house, where you can watch waves crashing onto shore. Deer often pass by too. Champ knows best.
Breakfast from Two Fish Baking Company. Their morning buns are the stuff of legend. The owners start baking at 2:30 am using only the freshest ingredients, and their pastries are known to sell out before 9 am. Seal watching from the bluffs, using our super zoom camera.
Russ captured this crazy seal versus octopus moment. Woah, nature.
Dinner at the Sea Ranch Lodge.
Rewarding ourselves with bowls of the world’s best clam chowder at Spud Point Crab Co. in Bodega Bay after driving back down the windy roads.
Where to Stay in Sea Ranch:
What to Eat in Sea Ranch:
- Fresh, local cuisine from Black Point Grill
- Pastries from Two Fish Baking Company
- Groceries and BBQ from Surf Supermarket
Things to Do and See in Sea Ranch:
- Hike the trails
- Nap a lot
- Go wine tasting at Anapolis Winery
- Check out the non-denominational Sea Ranch Chapel (here it is on one of our wedding days!) photo by Bryan and Vita Hewitt Photography