Paradise Beach Park, on the northeast side of the Tiburon peninsula, is one of the prettiest parks in the Marin County Parks and Open Space system. There are 19 hillside acres sloping down to the bay with lush green lawns, large picnic and barbeque areas, and a long fishing pier stretching way into the water and then branching into a very spacious pier running parallel to the shoreline.
It’s a great park for large group outings because 1) you can reserve a picnic area, and 2) the facilities are extensive and include picnicing, barbequeing, fishing, lawns for games and activities, restrooms and parking.
It’s an equally great destination if you just want to go by yourself or with your sweetie and take a blanket or folding chair and a book and spend the afternoon reading and looking out at the water. You do have to leave the dog at home, unless it’s a service animal.
Yes, there is a modest entrance/usage fee, whether you arrive in a car or on foot or bike. But, it’s still way cheaper than the movies (see below) and worth every penny.
Where: 3450 Paradise Drive, Tiburon (map)
|November 7 – March 12, 2011:||8 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|March 13 – May 27:||7 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|May 28 – September 5:||7 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|September 5 – November 5:||7 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|November 6 – March 12, 2012:||8 a.m. to 5 p.m|
Fees: As of March 11th: $10.00/vehicle weekends and holidays
$2.00/person if you walk or ride your bike in
Reservation inquiries: email@example.com