Surrounded by the Richardson Bay, Paradise Cove, and Raccoon Strait channels of San Francisco Bay, the Tiburon Peninsula juts southward from the eastern side of Marin County. For centuries, Miwok Indians thrived here with the abundant fish and game, and plentiful wild grasses for woven baskets. Eighteenth-century Spanish explorers christened it Punta de Tiburon (Shark Point). Anglos turned the lush hillsides into ranches and dairy pastures. In the late 1800s, an industrialist extended his Northern California railroad south to the tip of Tiburon, put in a wharf for boats from San Francisco, and voila: Land meets water. For more than eight decades, people and fresh produce were transported easily among Eureka, Petaluma, Napa, Sonoma, and points south. Now the newly restored Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum tells the story. Visitors can taste the areas bounty at restaurants near the Waters Edge. Ideas to decorate your room New Morning Cafe serves up a Bay Area classic, Joes special. This sum of eggs, ground beef, spinach, garlic, onions, and Parmesan tossed into a frying pan becomes far greater than its pedestrian parts. At the Swe- A lunchtime crowd digs into the spicy cuisine of Guaymas, perhaps the Platillo de entremeses (platter of assorted appetizers, shown at right). Below: At Sam’s, patrons might choose the mean mai tai (left) or refreshing vodka-spiked cranberry lemonade. den House Bakery Cafe, the sampler of pancakes with three kinds of berries sweetens the day.