Welcome to Tiburon
Tiburon (approx. pop. 9,000) is a small seaside town with expansive views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline. It was formerly the southern terminus of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, which transported freight for transfer to barges for shipping to cities around San Francisco Bay. Today, Tiburon is a commuter and tourist town (it has a high concentration of antique and specialty shops, restaurants and wine stores), linked by fast ferry services to San Francisco. Main Street has been preserved as it was when Tiburon was a Gold Rush train town and lumberyard. Its scenic “Ark Row” shops are actually housed in turn-of-the-century houseboats that were converted into homes and shops when the lagoon between the Tiburon peninsula and the neighboring island of Belvedere was filled in. Tiburon is bordered by Corte Madera to the north and Mill Valley to the west, but is otherwise mostly surrounded by the Bay.