The Hollister Ranch community prides itself on a rich heritage of promoting health, wellness, and an appreciation for nature. Drawing from our robust ranching history, coastal hill country landscape, vibrant surf culture, and a community deeply invested in healthy living, we offer a unique and diverse array of activities.
To facilitate your exploration of these activities, we've compiled an H.R. Field Guide for our clients, available for HR+. This comprehensive guide encompasses curated ideas and notes to enhance your engagement with our community and its offerings.
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BEACH HORSEBACK RIDING. Riding is a great way to enjoy the beach scenery while getting some exercise. Horseback riding is also a low-impact form of cardio that can strengthen your core and legs.
NIGHTS AT THE CABAÑAS. Grilling outdoors at the three historic shoreline cabañas is a fun and social way to enjoy a meal with friends and family under the stars with the sound of waves crashing.
PLEIN AIR PAINTING. Painting outdoors, or "en plein air" can be a fun and creative way to explore and capture the beauty of our landscape. It can also be a way to improve focus and concentration, and to create a personal connection with the environment. Visit our art gallery.
THE SPRING BRANDING. Brandings are traditional way of identifying and marking cattle. It's an exciting and physically demanding job that requires teamwork and skill. Learn more about our branding and round-ups.
MICRO-BEEKEEPING. Our broker Rick, a former commercial beekeeper, helps clients establish micro-beekeeping operations... Learn More
THE WINTER SWELLS. Surfing is an exhilarating and challenging sport that requires strength, balance, and stamina. Big wave surfing can be a thrilling and rewarding experience.
SUMMER BEACH DAYS. Spending a full day at one of the many HR beaches is a great way to relax, soak up some sun, and enjoy the ocean.
NATURE WALKS. Walking in nature can improve physical health. The community sponsors local experts for visits who enhance our understanding and appreciation of the natural environment.
SHORELINE FISHING. Fishing is a great way to relax and unwind, bond with family and friends, and very often....enjoy fresh Halibut!
BEACH BICYCLING. Bicycling on the beach is a great way to enjoy the scenery and fresh air while getting some exercise. It's also a low-impact way to work out, which is easy on the joints.
STARGAZING NIGHTS AT CABAÑAS. Bring out the telescopes! Since 2019, there's been a growing group of budding astronomers in our community turning out the lights for a fun educational night at the cabanas. The HR is one of the only deep "dark spots" on the California coast and an excellent place to see the heavens above.
SURFBOARD FISHING. Combining fishing and surfing is a unique, challenging, and fun way to enjoy the ocean. It's a great workout and a chance to catch some fresh fish while enjoying the waves.
TIDEPOOL EDUCATION & THE ANNUAL KING TIDE. King tide beach walks are a great way to learn about coastal processes and observe the effects of sea level rise. It can also be a fun and educational activity for all ages.
SPACE X LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG AFB. The HR has one of the best views of SpaceX launches from VAFB, usually with a few each month. Our De la Cresta road, at 1,600 feet, provides an unobstructed panorama view looking directly toward the Vandenberg AFB launch site 21 miles away.
HOLIDAY MARKET. Participating in the market exchange and party at Main House each December can be a fun and festive way to shop for unique items, support local artisans, and sample local food such as honey, nuts, and olive oil.
SUNSETS & SUNRISES. Sunset watching at the HR can be a peaceful and calming activity that can reduce stress and improve mood. It's also a great opportunity to appreciate the beauty and diversity of natural light.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL. Bulito beach is a popular spot for beach volleyball and a great way to get some exercise, work on your coordination and teamwork skills, and enjoy the beach scenery.