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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-962-6210
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Stearns Wharf is a must for a visit to Santa Barbara

Stearns Wharf was a catalyst in the development of Santa Barbara, and it remains a top attraction... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nebraska O
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Sutherland, Nebraska
Nice pier

Santa barbara is a nice place, and you have to visit the pier whilst there. old and quaint, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oleus
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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 good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (94 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (39 reviews)
“moby dick” (21 reviews)
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stearns Wharf was a catalyst in the development of Santa Barbara, and it remains a top attraction to this day. Super convenient - you can drive on and park, but it is also within walking distance of many hotels and resorts, as well as Santa...More

Thank Nebraska O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa barbara is a nice place, and you have to visit the pier whilst there. old and quaint, but lovely. Great views, and a good place for food and drinks. The pelicans there are cool.

Thank Oleus
Reviewed 1 week ago

The maritime flavor is all over the quaint shops and restaurants, but the mountain and ocean views are spectacular, especially around sunset. Walk on the water!!

Thank skip2go
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful piercing, old wood bridge, classic. Small shops, restaurants. Friendly. Fishing going on. Can drive car, public parking.

Thank Tera B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santa Barbara is a cool place to visit, great weather, sun and lots of stuff to see and do. Also it is on the way to San Francisco.

Thank BigdogAZ2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Santa Barbara, this is a nice place to walk to and have an easy hour or so looking around the shops or just relaxing in general.

Thank VictoryMal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed watching some seals playing in the waves just off the wharf. The waves were washing over the sea wall so we ended up a bit damp but it was worth it to see the seals. There are a few good shops plus some...More

Thank Penny Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sea center was the highlight of our trip. Our young children enjoyed all of the exciting things here. From the touch tanks to the jelly fish exhibits and even the clear floor looking down at the ocean. Admission wasn't super high or super low...More

Thank vanessaGee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun walk and a great opportunity to take pictures with a sense of Santa Barbara’s Touristic side. Also you will get a perfect view of the coastline

1  Thank Alstapelfeld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for atmosphere with a view you've found it here. The weather was perfect on November 19, 2017. Light wind, sunshine, sailboats, kite surfing, bicycling, etc.

Thank Letsrv2day
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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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