About Belvedere Tiburon
Tiburon is now a beautiful enclave of historical landmarks, parks, world-class restaurants and shopping areas. The residential architecture is a mix of small cottages, many of them beautifully remodeled, contemporary showplaces located in the hills with spectacular views, and sensational examples of engineering that jut out over the water. The San Francisco and Corinthian Yacht Clubs provide berths for hundreds of sailboats for local yachtsmen; public and private tennis and swimming facilities are also available to residents. Visitors from around the world come here to enjoy the natural beauty and many varied activities that this delightful harbor community provides.DESTINATION TIBURON »
Take in the Tiburon lifestyle. Indulge in delectable bites by the bay, set foot on scenic hiking trails, browse treasures in local boutiques, soak up a little history, and consider a day adventure to nearby attractions like Muir Woods, Stinson Beach or wine country. Relax, play, explore. Whatever your pleasure, experience it in Tiburon.
TENNIS & SWIM CLUBS
Tiburon Peninsula Club »
For more than 60 years, Tiburon Peninsula Club has provided exceptional club experiences for families in an environment that encourages the formation of enduring friendships, by offering personalized service, outstanding facilities, and a sustained commitment to quality. Social and family events are abundant throughout the year, with long-standing TPC traditions, like the Memorial Day and Labor Day BBQs, as well as seasonal parties and events full of family fun. TPC's Bar & Grill/Clubhouse is a gathering place for special events, private parties, and banquets for families and friends alike.
Belvedere Tennis Club »
The Belvedere Tennis Club (BTC) was founded on the principle of being a limited, member owned club where members share easy access to tennis courts and quality facilities to relax and socialize. The Mission of the Club is to foster the game of tennis for all levels and create an intimate, social atmosphere for all members and their families. The Club provides tennis, swim, fitness, and social facilities, as well as a wide variety of programs for all ages. Our membership includes active professionals and business people, young families, individuals, and retired people involved in a variety of civic activities and organizations. While many of our members live in the Belvedere-Tiburon community, we also have members from elsewhere in Marin County and San Francisco.
Tiburon Linear Park »
Tiburon Linear Park is a public tennis facility located at Tiburon Linear Park, Tiburon, CA 94920. There are 2 public tennis courts available at this tennis location. The tennis courts are not lighted. There are 3 active tennis friends currently registered at Tiburon Linear Park.
HIKING & BIKING
Tiburon Historical Trail aka Tiburon Bike Path »
If you're looking for a gentle rail-trail in Marin County that offers stunning views of both San Francisco Bay and Mt. Tamalpais, the Tiburon Historical Trail is for you. Known alternately as the Tiburon Bike Path and Tiburon Linear Park, the trail begins at Blackie's Pasture, a scenic landing named after a celebrated swaybacked, retired cavalry horse named "Blackie" that once roamed here.
PARKS & OPEN SPACE
Cypress Hollow Park » - Located at Rancho Drive and Cypress Hollow
This playground is on two levels not visible from one another. It is also partially fenced in so it is wise to visit the park one area at a time. The lower has a swing set with one full bucket toddler and the other a big kid swing which is built over a patch work of rubber matting. Near by are benches and picnic tables. Take the soft dirt path that winds to the top and here you will find a horse shoe court, a checkers table and a big kids' climbing structure over rubber matting and sand. There are two slides, one that ends quite high off the ground and requires extra supervision. There are many places to climb and hang.
Blackie's Pasture » - Located at Tiburon Blvd and Pine Terrace
Also known as Leo J. Tugenberg Playground. Once you've found parking in the lot, which is not easy on a nice day, put your walking shoes on and grab a stroller. A good hike is what it takes to get to this playground. But it's worth the view from McKegney Green and the crisp air off the bay. (Note it can get windy) Before you go, visit the bronze sculpture of Blackie the horse and then consider the bathrooms by the parking lot, since the portable potty near the playground is not always present. You may take the paved bike path to your left or the gravel path along the water to your right. Either way you will pass lawns, a soccer field, and plenty of bikers before you reach the playground. www.ustplaygrounds.com
Paradise Beach Park » - Located on Paradise Drive
This 19 acre regional park is located along the east shore of the Tiburon Peninsula, nestled in a residential neighborhood. Paradise is well-named. This bayside gem is truly gorgeous with its mature landscaping, colorful poplar trees, wildflowers, rolling grassy hillsides above the San Francisco Bay, and a grove of tall redwoods. It's a fun and secluded place to enjoy the great outdoors, close to home. Facilities include family and group picnic sites along the bay, numerous lawn areas, a horseshoe court, a narrow beach, a long fishing pier, and more. Anglers fish for halibut, sturgeon, striped bass, shark, perch, bat ray, and crab. Paradise offers stunning views of the bay, a beautiful area to watch see seals, sea lions and other marine life, as well as provide bay access for kayaks.
Ring Mountain Preserve »
This windswept ridge high atop the Tiburon Peninsula is truly one of the most valuable pieces of real estate on this planet. The battle to preserve Ring Mountain serves as a shining example of how the efforts of a few determined individuals can ultimately benefit future generations. Due to the efforts of concerned citizens (led by local conservationist Phyllis Ellman) this area was saved from development when it was purchased by the Nature Conservancy. In 1995, the land (367 acres) was deeded over to MCOSD.
Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve »
Tiburon Uplands is a nature preserve, rather than a developed park. Its 24 wooded acres are tucked into a canyon along a quiet stretch of Paradise Drive near Tiburon, about one mile south of Paradise Beach Park. A short but strenuous one mile loop trail winds through mature woodlands and allows visitors to enjoy a variety of native plants and animals, as well as excellent bay views from higher elevations. The property adjoins the Old St. Hilary's Open Space Preserve near the ridgeline. The preserve provides a secluded natural experience with few recreational facilities, and is not easily accessible. Dogs are allowed on leash.
Old St. Hilary's Open Space Preserve »
The land immediately surrounding this small chapel was set aside as a historical landmark in the '50's, as was the slope below it, which came to be known as the John Thomas Howell Botanical Garden, in honor of the author of the venerable Marin Flora. But the land above and below these parcels was slated for development and didn't pass into public hands until the 1990's. Today, the 122 acre preserve is one of only two places to see the extremely rare Tiburon jewelflower. Views from the top of the hill (where the preserve adjoins the Tiburon Uplands County Park) are fabulous. One can sit atop this windswept slope and fully appreciate how lucky we are to have saved this slice of unique habitat for public enjoyment.
Shoreline Park »
Shoreline Park was dedicated to the Town for "public, scenic, open space and public access" purposes and is customarily used as a visual and primarily passive recreational amenity for Town residents and visitors. A majority of the Park's land area is under water; the dry land portion consists of a narrow strip of bay front property with a paved walking path terminating at Ferry Plaza (see attached graphic). It lies directly in the San Francisco Bay view corridor of nearby residences and adjoining Paradise Drive, and is therefore highly sensitive from a visual and view blockage standpoint; the dedication to the Town is subject to conditions protecting the views from the Bayside units at Point Tiburon. The Park is popular with both residents and visitors for walking, viewing, picnicking and jogging. The Ferry Plaza portion of the Park also provides important public access to the Main Street waterfront and ferry services.