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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-962-6210
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Nice Wharf

The wharf is a great stop on your Santa Barbara visit. Less trashy and crowded than other piers... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
THarrin5
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Monterey, California
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Lots of boats and great views

Easy to get to, lots of boats to see, walkable to State St, food & drink nearby and plenty of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JetSetGoTravel
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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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%
Travellers talk about
“nice walk” (97 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 2 days ago via mobile

The wharf is a great stop on your Santa Barbara visit. Less trashy and crowded than other piers like Santa Monica although it still has its fair share of people asking for money. The beach there is clean and dog friendly and the restaurants good....More

Thank THarrin5
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to get to, lots of boats to see, walkable to State St, food & drink nearby and plenty of public parking.

Thank JetSetGoTravel
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The beachfront area is really pretty and a great photo opportunity. The wharf can’t compare to developed wharf areas in other cities such as San Francisco, which truly are destinations. Go down and take some pics and find some good seafood and take a nice...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing view and romantic place for couples to spend time at the beach. Would recommend it. Plan on going back again someday.

Thank sophiek101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon walk on the pier. Great location and place for families. Definitely recommend this for a fantastic visit.

Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love piers, especially original piers. This one had nothing really going on. The entertainment along the beach is much better in terms of free fun. The views are nice of course but again, not better than from the beach. I checked it off my...More

Thank Tripking07
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sterns Wharf is a must walk to visit several classic restaurants as well as gift shops! Grab a fishing pill and catch lunch or dinner

Thank ELFDUDE
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much there at Stearn's Wharf unless you are looking for a restaurant. Even the view of the ocean or shore is not that interesting. Next time we will try the marina.

Thank Phoebe059
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A superb walk taking in the ocean air and seeing the lovely shops and restaurants doing great trade. Stop at the Sea museum

Thank 773Gareth
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a long walk along the wharf, but good Restaurants at the end, quaint novelty shops, and fabulous views of the surrounding area. Wear good walking shoes.

Thank junee_ferris
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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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