Gualala is in the extreme southwestern corner of California's Mendocino County, across the Gualala River from The Sea Ranch in northwestern Sonoma County. Visitors come to Gualala on scenic Highway 1. Gualala is mid-way between Mendocino to the north and Jenner to the south; about a 1.25 hours drive from each. The largest city in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, is about 1.75 hours drive. Although websites and GPS systems frequently recommend travelling across the mountains via Skaggs Spring - Stewart's Point Road, we recommend coming west on Route 116 (River Road from Santa Rosa to Jenner, then north on Highway 1.
Our services are held at Mary Star of the Sea Church, 39141 Church Street, Gualala. Church Street is one block east of and parallel to Highway 1 as it passes through downtown Gualala. There are two gas stations on Highway 1 in downtown Gualala - a Union 76 station and a Chevron station. Between them is an unnamed street going up hill. When you reach to "T" junction, turn left (north) on Church Street. Mary Star of the Sea is on the left (west) side of Church Street, about 100 yards from the "T" junction. (Beware the online mapping and GPS mapping instructions - their maps are grossly inaccurate.)