The Sonoma-Mendocino Area
The Sonoma and Mendocino Counties offer natural resources, art , theater, music, dining, wine tasting, links golf, and wine tasting at its best. It is an exceptionally peaceful and meditative experience as the population and traffic of the urban areas have not reached the area; limited by the natural barriers of ocean forests and coastal mountains.
3 Recreation Centers at Sea Ranch (Moonraker, Ohlson, Del Mar) with solar heated swimming pools, saunas, showers and tennis
Gualala is a town in Mendocino county, on the Gualala River and the ocean, just north of Sea Ranch and Sonoma County. There is excellent dining (St. Orre's ****, Windsong ***Gualala Hotel** (turn of century bar and Basque style dining), The Sea Ranch Lodge **** and many others, art (Gualala Art Center, art galleries), music at Art Center and Bones Restaurant in Gualala (folk, jazz, music concert series), theatre (Gualala Art Center, Pt. Arena Theatre).
Art In The Redwoods is a special celebration of art, music, dance, and camaraderie in the redwood forest in Gualala.
An 18-hole Robert Muir Graves design, Scottish-Links style golf course, and one of the top-10 rated public courses in California.
Here is a guide to great ocean diving. Access to Sea Ranch is limited to public access areas, unless you are a guest (renters are allowed full access during the term of the rent).
Sea Ranch with its commons is in effect a nature preserve. There are many hiking trails along the 10 mile coast, through redwood forests and a river beach. Also, there is a state park that runs from the ocean point inland to redwoods along the Gualala River. Enjoy the many seaside, meadow and redwood trails.