Tiburon is an incorporated town in Marin County, California. It is located on the Tiburon Peninsula, which reaches south into the San Francisco Bay. The smaller city of Belvedere occupies the south-west part of the peninsula and is contiguous with Tiburon. Tiburon is bordered by Corte Madera to the north and Mill Valley to the west, but is otherwise mostly surrounded by the Bay.
Tiburon 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. 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.
Tiburon features numerous small boutiques and restaurants, catering both to local residents and to tourists. Most of the town’s restaurants are located on or near Main Street, near the ferry landing. One of the oldest Tiburon restaurants is Sam’s Anchor Cafe, founded in 1920. Sam’s is especially popular on sunny days for the outdoor dining on its harbor-front deck. It is one of the only restaurants in the San Francisco Bay with a public dock for pleasure boats. Other restaurants to include upscale dining with expansive Bay views are The Caprice, Guaymas, Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine and Servino Ristorante.
Tiburon, Belvedere, and a part of Corte Madera are in the Reed Union School District.