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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-962-6210
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Careful w birds stealing your food!

There are plenty of parking & restos Tables & chairs available for self service dining out Just be... read more

Reviewed today
wengM18
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Taytay, Philippines
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Watching pelicans on Stearns Wharf

We go to Stearns Wharf almost everytime we come to Santa Barbara. It is great to browse the shops... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TXPoetA
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Fort Worth, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nice walk” (98 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (40 reviews)
“wooden pier” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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+1 805-962-6210
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"souvenir shops"
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"wooden pier"
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Reviewed today via mobile

There are plenty of parking & restos Tables & chairs available for self service dining out Just be cautious as some birds are bold enough to steal away your food Lighting is insufficient and dining in the dark can be difficult. Best to eat there...More

Thank wengM18
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We go to Stearns Wharf almost everytime we come to Santa Barbara. It is great to browse the shops, buy souvenirs and shop in the candy store, which is great if you have kids. I like to watch the pelicans and the sailboats in the...More

Thank TXPoetA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We met family for breakfast at Moby Dick's and did a bit of shopping afterwards. We were tourists, so we appreciated the selection of souvenirs to bring home to family. The shop that we bought our thirsty coasters in charged about 4x as much as...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the views and the birds that hung out on the pier. The restaurants and shops seemed like tourist traps. I wouldn’t need to go back.

Thank Dsar6798
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun for excessive and site seeing, we walked the pier every morning with coffees and again later in the day for fun.

Thank TSIFTON
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rustic wharf is a favorite spot from my childhood. Great views and restaurants. Sea adventure center. Bring the kids.

Thank Jollena T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the fountain at entrance to the end the wharf is a lovelybexperience for all ages..lots of cafes foid gift shops places to watch birds fighting over chips and again the amazing backdrop of santa ynez mountains

Thank melcraven8102
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a bit to do on this pier - shops, food and more. Great views of the harbor and channel islands. Park off the pier and walk on..

Thank scuba-chuck
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a big pier with a number of places to eat! The best part is wlking and lookinf and the ocean!

Thank DonHalazon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love to walk in the wharf as much as we can because it’s very beautiful. It’s a lot of restaurants, stores, and views.

Thank Lourdes N
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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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