Locally known as "The Point," and once its own island, Point Richmond is a neighborhood in the city of Richmond, located in Contra Costa County. Also referred to as "old town," it is the birthplace of Richmond and is famous for its quaint shops and ambiance. Surrounded by yacht clubs and marinas, residents are afforded panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, dotted with sailboats and seagulls. The local Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline Park is part of the Bay Trail System, offering hiking and biking through Point Richmond's alluring hillsides. A short drive to Berkeley or Oakland, it is also connected to Marin County by the San Rafael Bridge providing easy access to San Francisco. Notably, the pride of the neighborhood is the recently renovated "The Plunge" that is known for being double the size of an Olympic pool, giving residents an array of indoor water fun. Where Richmond began and where it lives on, Point Richmond delivers excellence at its best.
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