At the start of Summer we took a trip to Sea Ranch, California with some family. We stayed in a house in Sea Ranch and explored surrounding areas. Although a bit windy, the weather was beautiful and the sunsets were as well. We spent lots of time hiking around the coastal bluffs, and even hiked out to Gualala Point (we’ve been here before!).
Walking around Gualala Point Regional Park with our pups.
Gualala Point Regional Park, 42401 CA-1, Gualala, California 95445.
We made a drive down to Fort Ross, a former Russian settlement. It was interesting to learn the history and be able to explore all of the old buildings. My favorite part was the lookout towers at the corner of the fort, complete with holes in the walls for cannons.
Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Coast Highway, Jenner, California 95450
Stengel Beach was a nice little hike and stop-off before heading back to the house. It was smaller and featured a waterfall, and some fun rocks along the shoreline. The hike included climbing down a larger rock as well as stairs. Be sure to go during low-tide or there may be no beach to visit!
Stengel Beach, 37900 Highway 1, Sea Ranch, California 95497
Bowling Ball beach near Mendocino was a gem. It’s also known as Schooners Gulch and you can only see the ‘bowling balls’ at low tide. I plan on doing a more lengthly post about it later, so keep an eye out!
Otherwise there was lots of downtime, lots of nature sightings, and lots of beautiful sunsets on our trip. Sea Ranch was pretty magical and I can’t wait to go back one day.