Airstrip and Hangars

Photo by Bill Oxford.

A private airstrip, FAA ID CA51, is available for The Sea Ranch Association members, guests, and renters. Landings and takeoffs occur during daylight hours, and touch and go landings are prohibited. Tie-downs are available, but no other services. The hangars are privately owned. Aircraft and parked vehicles are required to display a valid Sea Ranch ID or hang tag. Download printable briefing document

Latitude/Longitude: 38-42-16.683 N / 123-25-57.031 W

Elevation: 360 feet


  • 2600 ft. by 40 ft. with 300 ft. displaced threshold
  • Runway has hump in middle — prevents seeing traffic or deer at end
  • Turkey and deer are frequently on or near the runways
  • 25 foot AWOS tower is near the main windsock
  • Arrivals — always use right traffic
  • Departures — always use left traffic


  • On gusty days expect wind shear, turbulence and loss of lift on short final
  • No Straight-ins
  • No Base entries
  • Announce all intentions on 122.9
  • Runway 30: Enter right upwind at midfield. Check for deer, turkeys, or people on runway then right crosswind to right downwind to right base to final.
  • Runway 12: Airstrip license specifies that approach to Runway 12 be “…angled 15° westerly of runway…” i.e. from Pool and Tennis Courts (1 mile up the coast from Runway 12), turn to 105 and proceed to Runway 12