The recommended route from Petaluma to The Sea Ranch...
There are a lot of different ways to get to and from The Sea Ranch and we invite you to explore them all, but if you are coming from the south or east (as most of our visitors do) this route is the one that we recommend for your first visit. It will take you from Petaluma through Valley Ford, Bodega Bay, Jenner, Fort Ross, Timber Cove, and Stewart's Point.
Take Petaluma's East Washington Street exit off of Highway 101. Turn west onto East Washington Street, follow it west through Petaluma. Washington Street turns into Bodega Avenue, then Bodega Highway, then, just before Valley Ford, it becomes Highway One. Those of us that live here and know the road usually plan on an hour and a half to two hours depending on time of day, weather, and traffic for the trip from Petaluma to The Sea Ranch. Please drive safe and enjoy the trip!
PS: The douglas iris is one of the most iconic wild flowers in our part of the world, but, if you keep your eyes open, you will
find a wide variety of other beautiful indigenous blossums along the way, as well as in our forests and lining our ocean bluff.