Paradise Cay, California

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Paradise Cay
Unincorporated community
Paradise Cay is located in California
Paradise Cay
Paradise Cay
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°54′46″N 122°28′32″W / 37.91278°N 122.47556°W / 37.91278; -122.47556Coordinates: 37°54′46″N 122°28′32″W / 37.91278°N 122.47556°W / 37.91278; -122.47556
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation[1] 23 ft (7 m)

Paradise Cay (also, County Service Area No. 29)[2] is an unincorporated enclave surrounded by the town of Tiburon in Marin County, California,[1] located 2 miles (3 km) south of Point San Quentin[3] at an elevation of 23 feet (7 m).[1] The waterfront community lies at the foot of the Tiburon Peninsula south of Corte Madera Creek along San Francisco Bay.[4] The community is in ZIP code 94920 and area code 415.

History[edit]

The community was built in the 1960s as one of the last landfills allowed in San Francisco Bay. Many of Paradise Cay's homes have docks that can accommodate a 60-foot (18 m) yacht.[5] Located along the community's north end is a yacht club.[6] Paradise Cay is situated close to Triangle Marsh, a location of considerable biological productivity. To the south is the Tiburon Peninsula which is dominated by Ring Mountain; Ring Mountain itself exhibits extensive floral biodiversity and also manifests extant Native American petroglyphs.[7]

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Paradise Cay is in the 3rd Senate District, and in the 6th Assembly District. Federally, Paradise Cay is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[8]

Notable people[edit]

  • Robin Williams (1951–2014), actor and comedian who died at his home in Paradise Cay after committing suicide[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Paradise Cay". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Measure B: Increase and Extension of Funding for Maintenance of Paradise Cay - Marin County, CA
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 677. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ Paradise Cay, Marin County, California, USA - Maps, Photos, Weather, Local Links
  5. ^ Wood, Jim (May 2008). "Paradise Cay: Lots of yachts and so much more". Marin Magazine. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Fanning, Branwell (2010). Tiburon and Belvedere. Arcadia Publishing. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-7385-8188-0. 
  7. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008
  8. ^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ Martin, Nick (August 13, 2014). "San Francisco Neighbours Mourn Robin Williams". Sky News (BSkyB). Retrieved August 19, 2014.