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“nice walk”(114 reviews)
“souvenir shops”(46 reviews)
“wooden pier”(24 reviews)
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Visitors can watch fishing boats unload the day's catch, enjoy spectacular sunsets, and sample fare from fast food to fine dining at California's oldest working wharf.
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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+1 805-962-6210
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Even when it gets warm in Santa Barbara the locals claim that this is a great place to go to cool off. Since I visited in March 2018, my jacket came in handy.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank iramccown
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yes, this is a tourist attraction, but it is worth the view of the beach, town and view of the mountain. I would recommended walking to the Pier's if the weather is permitted. Driving there might be a pain finding parking at the Pier. Not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank calvin2424
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was surprised they didnt have more shops. WE ate at Mobys it was good. The view from the pier was very nice it is pretty as you could see far. You can bring a stroller or wheel chair but be aware it is not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CSS9112014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stearns Wharf was a nice place to visit. We saw a man making beautiful sand art. Plan on going again once I’m in Santa Barbara.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 629ada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you a tourist and want to buy something or eat seafood, this is the place for you. It is an old pier that has restaurants and shops.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank N1885AHkellym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner and weren’t sure if we could park on the pier, but we could. Very easy to drove right on and had so much fun walking to the end. No charge the first 2 hours.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tonip261
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here every morning and every evening to watch the sunrise or sunset and to stretch our legs. A nice bike path is here and it's great for people watching. There are benches along the way should you need to take a rest.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank intlwanderlust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a brief stop here. Parking is free for 90 minutes. Check out the shops and restaurants very affordable!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stacey B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stearns Wharf is a favorite stop when visiting Santa Barbara. I love the views out into the ocean as well as looking back at the shore. It was too early for lunch, but the restaurants we approached gladly showed us their menus so we could...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jandago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take an evening 🚶‍♀️ stroll or to join friends for lunch or dinner. Everyone seemed to enjoy browsing the tourist shops. We had fun taking photos of a big ol’ pelican perched on the railing. I think this dude is a frequent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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irishlass75
28 September 2017|
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Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
No the shops and vendors are further on
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irishlass75
28 September 2017|
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Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
This is my very first visit so I couldn't say if this is the one but there was none or very few vendors at the beginning of the board walk leading up the pier
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Maureen B
27 August 2017|
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Response from Fallbrookian | Reviewed this property |
I have seen pets on the pier, but there's no place for them to do their business so you'll want to see to that first! I'm not positive the souvenir shops would allow them, but there are outdoor cafes where they could join... More
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