The city’s name derives from the Spanish word tiburón, which means “shark“. Tiburon’s waterfront location makes it a prime destination for Marin County homebuyers. Browse our selection of Tiburon homes for sale. Tiburon is Belvedere’s little sister and is contiguous with the island.
For a town of less than 10,000 residents (The 2010 United States Census reported that Tiburon had a population of 8,962.), Tiburon offers a variety of activities that belies its small size. The annual Tiburon International Film Festival brings films from around the world. Residents enjoy shopping in the elegant boutiques along Ark Row, a leafy, block-long enclave of tiny shops that were once floating arks, and dining at the excellent restaurants along Main Street. For the nautically inclined, Tiburon’s Corinthian Yacht Club hosts races on the bay. Ferries to San Francisco make it a great commuter town. Tiburon’s parks are strung out like pearls on a necklace along the water’s edge. Blackie’s Pasture, named after an old swaybacked horse that once lived here, is a popular spot for hikers, joggers, bikers, moms with strollers, and dog walkers. On weekends, the parks fill up with soccer players of all ages. Tourists and residents alike take adventure of all the activities on and off land.