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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-962-6210
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Nice view onto the ocean. A bit touristy

We were fortunate to be on the wharf (it's really a pier - Google it ;) ) during low season on a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
C U
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Ottawa, Kansas
GREAT WALK OUT OVER THE WATER

I always include the pier in my walks when visiting Santa Barbara. It is a scenic spot where you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jameslockard
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Lyon, France
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (96 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (39 reviews)
“wooden pier” (19 reviews)
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were fortunate to be on the wharf (it's really a pier - Google it ;) ) during low season on a beautiful day. The first 90 minutes on the wharf are free (for cars). You can also walk onto the Wharf. It is at...More

Thank C U
Reviewed 6 days ago

I always include the pier in my walks when visiting Santa Barbara. It is a scenic spot where you can fish at the far end. There are restaurants and trinket shops (even a palm reader!) out there, but I have never visited any of those....More

Thank jameslockard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice view of the city, beach, and mountains. Went in the morning and enjoyed the emptiness. Interesting to note, with 5 public bathrooms, e realized that was four more than we saw at#lax. Nice job SB.

Thank joeworf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonder place for sitting and watching boats, pelicans and folks fishing. You can get a latte and sit out on the dock. Great food too at Harbor Restaurant and fun wine tasting at Deep Sea wines !

Thank Carolyn120
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see! Park on pier get 90 mins free. We are at the end of pier at small Fish Place. Great for families and walking!

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to take a nice stroll, the wharf might be the place for you. It takes you out across the water which provides a lively view. On the other side you’ll find restaurants if you want to delay your return.

Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit when in SB. Restaurants and activities (aquarium) here are notable. Visit here, plus there is a great walking/biking trail to this location

Thank robgriffith5365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting Stearn's Wharf all my life. I can remember when the Mariculture Foundation abalone project was there before the fire. I love to visit the restaurants out there for the freshest seafood in town. The museum is great for families, I like...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wharf is clean with lots of good options to eat at. The view can’t be beat. There are cute stores to get souvenirs and even a booth to purchase tickets for a boat ride. Take a stroll in it at night for a sunset...More

Thank justLinda2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must go to the wharf if you visit Santa Barbara. The views back to the shore never cease to amaze me, and I have been going for over 30 years. There is a very knowledgeable sports card proprietor on the second floor of one...More

Thank HNK2
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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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