Welcome to Belvedere Tiburon
Private, stunning estates in rich, cultural surroundings.
On a scenic peninsula jutting out into the San Francisco Bay, Belvedere Tiburon is a hilly, lush, community home to cozy eateries, a picturesque downtown district, and private residential enclaves. The peninsula boasts sweeping views and a convenient ferry service to neighboring Angel Island State Park and central San Francisco. Belvedere Tiburon boasts a close-knit sense of community, small-town charm, scenic treasures, and a luxurious, seaside lifestyle.
The region boasts a rich industrial history, as a former stop along the old railroad line. Several of the largest San Francisco bay fairies were built in the Tiburon shipyards. Today, the Tiburon peninsula and neighboring Belvedere Island are home to many luxurious estates built into high-up cliffs or situated on the lagoon with their own boat docks, granting these homeowners privileged, direct access to the San Francisco Bay.
What to Love
The best of all aspects of Bay Area life – waterfront access, a timeless and walkable downtown district, alfresco dining, and close proximity to outdoor recreation
Many ways to get to San Francisco; downtown is accessible by ferry, or just a 15-mile drive across the Golden Gate Bridge
- Sweeping views of the Bay, downtown, and the cliffside neighborhoods
Locals of Tiburon and nearby Belvedere Island enjoy an overall elevated standard of living. Life is well-balanced, giving residents easy access to untouched rural scenery, arts and culture, world-renowned cuisine, and luxurious boutiques. The community is home to several prestigious yacht clubs, which host boat cruises and races on a regular basis, in addition to their beautiful on-site dining facilities. The San Francisco Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club west of the Mississippi, having been founded in 1869. More rugged outdoor fun is to be found at nearby Angel Island State Park. Reachable by ferry, this 755-acre site is the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay and spans across the entirety of the island. Here, visitors enjoy rare views of the Bay and Alcatraz Island.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
In recent years, Tiburon and Belvedere have become coastal culinary destinations. A high concentration of fresh seafood, local produce, romantic Italian dishes, and enviable brunch specials are served with unbeatable marina views as the backdrop.
Celebrity chef Michael Mina, who has cooked for three United States Presidents, has brought an eclectic take on California cuisine to the neighborhood with The Bungalow Kitchen. Reimagined favorites include lobster pot pie, duck wings, and a wagyu burger served alongside a colorful cocktail menu in an intimate atmosphere.
Sam’s Anchor Cafe looks out toward Angel Island. This well-known seafood restaurant has perfected fried calamari, crab cakes, clam chowder, and cioppino, one of the region’s old-fashioned favorites.
More Italian seafood comforts can be found at Luna Blu, a cozy spot looking out over the marina. Their warm soups and homemade pasta are the perfect treats on those sometimes-chilly bayfront evenings.
Malibu Farm is a highly anticipated addition to the local culinary scene, with an emphasis on farm-to-table produce, sustainably sourced protein, and using the highest-quality ingredients available. Opening in 2022, Malibu Farm also features popular locations in Malibu and Newport Beach.
The Tiburon International Film Festival, taking place each November, has showcased the best independent films for the past two decades. With a larger goal of understanding the world through film, the festival promotes cultural awareness, appreciation, and enrichment.
Things To Do
The best of all worlds is enjoyed in Tiburon and Belvedere. Blackie’s Pasture, a scenic waterfront park with picnic tables, walking and biking paths, and a playground, look out onto the sea and offers a reminder of yesterday’s simpler times. A life-size bronze statue of a famous swayback horse named Blackie looks out over the park, acting as a bit of a protective eye. Another popular spot for walking, jogging, and cycling are the Tiburon Historical Trail, stretching across 2.6 miles. Beginning at Blackie’s Pasture, the trail extends up the hillside.
Locals are spoiled for choice when it comes to educational opportunities for their children. Some high-performing schools are found at:
- St. Hilary School, kindergarten-8th grade; St. Hilary is an Apple Distinguished School, for its prominent use of technology within the classroom, better preparing students for tomorrow’s world
- Reed Union School District, kindergarten-8th grade; Reed Union students have consistently scored above the California average on state exams
- Tamalpais Union High School District, grades 9-12; one of the highest-rated school districts in California consists of California Distinguished School campuses which have also won National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards