Sea Ranch Chapel

Sea Ranch Chapel

The Chapel was the gift of Sea Ranch residents Robert and Betty Buffum, who envisioned a place for meditation and spiritual renewal at the Sea Ranch.

Their interest and generosity spanned every aspect of realizing this vision: purchasing the site, engaging the architect, financing the construction, and endowing a foundation for the maintenance of the Chapel.

The Buffums were familiar with the work of internationally renowned San Diego artist and architect James T. Hubbell, and engaged him to design the Chapel.

James T. Hubbell has received numerous awards for his work in design, sculpture, wood, glass, stone, and metal. Among them, a 1985 “Special Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship” from the California Council of the American Institute of Architects particularly recognized his work on the Sea Ranch Chapel.

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Hours Open to Visitation

Open daily: 8:00 a.m. to Sunset

Occasional closures due to private events.

For More Information, Contact:

The Sea Ranch Chapel Foundation
[email protected]
P.O. Box 259-W, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Sea Ranch Chapel