Brickyard Cove, Richmond, California

Brickyard Cove, Richmond, California

Brickyard Cove is an upscale waterfront neighborhood in Richmond, California. The neighborhood is surrounded by the bluffs of Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline and beach park. It is adjacent to Point Richmond. There area is subdivided into three main living areas, mostly condominiums terraced into the hills, private houses on stilts along the spits, and Brickyard Cove Yacht Club, in addition to boathouses. More recently, hundreds of houses have been built on the hillsides. The area is home to a fishing pier at Ferry Point, which takes its name from the fact that it used to be the car ferry connecting to San Francisco. Passengers ending their journeys on the transcontinental railroad, which terminated in Richmond at Ferry Point, could take a car ferry to San Francisco. One such ferry was called the U.S.S. San Pablo, after the bay. There is also a beach, Keller Beach, popular with locals. The neighborhood is also home to the Golden Gate Model Railroad Museum, one of the largest model railroad exhibits in the worldfact|date=May 2007. Brickyard Cove had AC Transit bus service (line 79) until budget cuts in the early 1990s when a salestax was not renewed.

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