Tiburon is a town located in Marin County, California. It occupies most of the Tiburon Peninsula, which reaches south into the San Francisco Bay; the smaller town of Belvedere (formerly a separate island) occupies the south-west part of the peninsula and is contiguous with Tiburon. Tiburon is bordered by Corte Madera to the north but is otherwise surrounded by the Bay.
Tiburon was formerly the southern terminus of the San Francisco and Northwestern Pacific Railroad; freight, mostly lumber, was brought to the town to be transferred to barges for shipping to cities within the San Francisco Bay. It is now a commuter and tourist town, linked by fast ferry services to San Francisco and with a concentration of restaurants and clothes shops. It is the nearest mainland point to Angel Island and a regular ferry service connects to the island.
The former railroad grade now forms part of the San Francisco Bay Trail, used by hikers and cyclists. Within the Tiburon town limits, the trail passes through the Richardson Bay Park and next to the Audubon Society's Richardson Bay Sanctuary. These provide excellent opportunities for observing wildlife. "Tiburón" is Spanish for "shark".
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Reed Union School DistrictPublic K-8 district serving the communities of Tiburon, Belvedere, and southern Corte Madera. Operates three schools, all in Tiburon. Includes school, district, and board of trustees information.
Somax SportsPostural and sports mechanics improvement through video motion analysis and microfiber reduction. Products, services, and contact details.
Tiburon Peninsula FoundationPromoting the quality of life and sense of community of the Tiburon Peninsula.
Tiburon-Belvedere.comFeatures local news, businesses, attractions, and recreational activities.