Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor

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The marina as seen from the road leading in.

Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor is an isolated marina and small community at the far end of Point San Pablo in San Pablo Bay, within Richmond, in Contra Costa County, California.[1][2]


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The community is home to a few dozen individuals living in boats and 10 floating homes. Point San Pablo Yacht harbor was originally envisioned by Captain Clark who was the brainchild behind the origins of the Richmond San Rafael Ferry. The area also features the Point San Pablo Marina and The San Pablo Bay Sportsmen's Club. The village is located in a ravine at the northern tip of the Potrero Hills and alongside a small cove the opens to San Pablo Bay, where the marina is protected from waves, in addition to a breakwater. The village is also the starting point for visitors to East Brother Light Station a historic landmark.

The hills surrounding the town are completely undeveloped and feature chaparral landscaping.[1] The area is near the Chevron Richmond Refinery and some tank farm containers are visible in addition to the Richmond Landfill across the waters of Castro Cove, a contaminated estuarine habitat. Point San Pablo Beach is also located here. The village has panoramic views of the undeveloped coastlines of southern Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties and eastern central Marin County. The hills surrounding the village are completely undeveloped and feature Eucalyptus trees and coastal chaparral vegetation. The isolation of the area and undeveloped lands make deer sightings commonplace. Other animals in the area include the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and California clapper rail. The areas around the marina and breakwaters have many egrets, herons and other birds that enjoy the small wetlands areas.[1]

The Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor is privately owned. Both the San Pablo Sportsmen's Club and the Point San Pablo Preservation Society are non-profit organizations located at the harbor. The society's goal is to preserve the harbor and surrounding lands and waterways for public use and enjoyment.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c Point Molate Casino EIR, Volume I, 2009, accessed May 25, 2010
  2. ^ "Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor". Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 37°57′48″N 122°25′06″W / 37.9634°N 122.4183°W / 37.9634; -122.4183