Driving to The Sea Ranch

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The map below shows the location of the Association office, at 975 Annapolis Road on The Sea Ranch.


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From the South through San Francisco (map)

  • Take 19th Avenue north to the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow Highway 101 north to Petaluma.
  • There are four exits in Petaluma; take the northernmost one--Old Redwood Highway. This exit occurs just after the Auto Plaza sign. At the stop light, take a left, heading west across Highway 101.
  • At the second stop light, turn right (Pete's Restaurant on right, Denny's on the other side of the intersection). Go about 1.4 miles north and take a left at the light onto Pepper Road (the entrance to Highway 101 south is on the right).
  • Take Pepper Road about eight miles until it dead ends at Bodega Avenue. Turn right on Bodega Avenue and head north, first through Valley Ford, then Bodega Bay, and finally to The Sea Ranch. Always head north. Before Valley Ford, Highway 1 merges from the southwest; keep heading north.
  • After Jenner, there are 15 miles of spectacular highway that twists along the side of the ocean. This is followed by some 10 miles of straighter road and you're here!

Detour in Wet Weather

If there has been a lot of rain, you may need to detour around low spots near Valley Ford. See these detailed instructions.

From the North Coast

Follow Highway 1 south through Gualala. Continue south on Highway 1 over the Gualala River bridge, and you are at The Sea Ranch.

From the North or South on Highway 101 at Healdsburg (map)

Note: Much of this route is a narrow and winding road through an isolated region without any services.

  • Exit Highway 101 at Dry Creek Road (last chance for gas!)
  • Head West on Dry Creek Road (12 miles)
  • Turn left on Stewarts Point - Skaggs Springs Road (28 miles)
  • Turn Right onto Annapolis Road (Metal Bridge) and follow it to Highway One (15 miles)

From Santa Rosa (map)

  • Exit Highway 101 at Steele Lane and head west to take Guerneville Road to Highway 116
  • Turn right on Highway 116 and follow it to Guerneville (9.5 miles)
  • Turn left at Highway 116/Main St./River Road in Guerneville, continue on Highway 116 (12 miles)
  • Turn (slightly) right on Highway 1, continue north to The Sea Ranch (31 miles)

OR

  • Exit from Highway 101 (just north of Santa Rosa) at River Road/Mark West Springs Road. Head west toward Guerneville
  • Continue through Guerneville on Highway 116 heading west.
  • Turn (slightly) right on Highway 1, continue north to The Sea Ranch (31 miles)

Road Conditions and Information

California Road Conditions:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi 1-800 427-7623

Sonoma County Road Conditions:
http://roadconditions.sonoma-county.org/

Mendocino County Road Conditions:
http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/dot/roadClosures.htm

CHP Traffic Incident Information Page
http://cad.chp.ca.gov