The 413-acre former Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot (NFD) contains about 290 acres of land above high tide elevation. Located on Richmond’s shoreline about 1- 1/2 miles north of the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge this unique site contains:
1.4 miles of unoccupied shoreline
A 400 foot high ridge line with sweeping views of two bays, a Victorian island lighthouse, Mt. Tamalpais and Mt. St. Helena
A 1400 foot long pier providing deep water access
A 41-acre National Register Historic District
A Rhineland-style castle that was the largest winery in the U.S. prior to Prohibition
Extensive inter tidal eel grass beds and
Rare coastal prairie and coastal bluff native plant communities.
East Brother Lighthouse, or more accurately a Light Station, is a beautifully restored Victorian Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast Inn perched atop an island in the strait that separates San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. Located 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco, the lighthouse Bed and Breakfast is close enough for a weekend jaunt or as a unique complement to your San Francisco/Northern California visit. Once on the island, visitors take in the spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, Mount Tamalpais, and the Marin coastline.
East Brother LIght Station has been an active lighthouse for more than 133 years. The Inn began operations over 26 years ago as a means of earning money for upkeep of the restored lighthouse and facilities. It offers the rare combination of both a “lighthouse bed & breakfast” and an “island B&B,” and is a unique destination. Though only a ten-minute boat ride to the island, the lighthouse inn seems to be a world away from the lights of the nearby cities. Guests of East Brother Light Station have a direct impact upon its preservation. Funds earned by the Inn, through its non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, pay for ongoing restoration and maintenance costs of the buildings and equipment of the island.
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