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The Santa Barbara Waterfront is a gem within the City of Santa Barbara. Visitors can stroll from beach to beach by foot or bike, park in convenient waterfront parking lots, and experience Santa Barbara Harbor & Stearns Wharf. From boating excursions...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has privately owned boats along with fishing boats which makes it a 'real' harbour not some ghastly 'marina' full of 'Gin palaces'.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sally T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is peaceful and has a great view. I sat near the beach watching the boats go in and out of the harbor. A great place to relax and people watch

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Drew L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth exploring, great photo op too. We meandered around the lovely Harbor and especially enjoyed taking the elevator up to the 4th floor for exceptional views. There we met the kindest couple at the Visitors Center, who shared invaluable travel suggestions as we journeyed up...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 364julief
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to walk along the boats, its a pleasant area. Nice to see the fisherman unloading the catch of Sea Urchins.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Martin5192
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in California but never visited SB. This time it was on the itinerary of my California coastal cruise. The port was small and we had to take a tender to shore. I took the hop on/off trolley tour from the Tourism centre. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

We stopped off during our West Coast road trip. Well worth the visit. Beautiful back drop of mountains and food atmosphere. Places to eat, large car park, public toilets. All you need.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GailG701
Reviewed 7 August 2019

The harbor is so scenic and having the mountains as a backdrop sure helps too...simply lovely. Good place to stroll and relax and watch the Pacific Ocean.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 6 August 2019

This is a romantic beautiful setting in Santa Barbara. Right on the ocean! The portions are generous and the food is tasty...especially if you want seafood. However, I love their homemade cheesecake! Yummy!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank judizm22
Reviewed 2 August 2019

Me my wife and granddaughter went to the harbour area to view a spectacular firework display to celebrate the 4th July. The are was extremely well attended with 1000s of people there. Very enjoyable

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank granpaganks
Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

Lovely little harbour stopped for a coffee and there is a great sushi place overlooking the harbour . We enjoyed stopping there and watch the world go by

Date of experience: July 2019
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scottgbfan51
26 January 2017|
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Response from Dominique S | Property representative |
Thank you very much for reaching out and for taking this special trip to Santa Barbara. We would be happy to help with ideas for your visit! There are many hotels at a variety of styles and price ranges right along Cabrillo... More
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mruggier0
29 March 2015|
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Response from Dominique S | Property representative |
Hello, I'd love to help you plan your day off of the cruise ship in Santa Barbara. When you disembark the ship's tenders, you will be right in between our Wharf and Harbor. Both are a half-mile walk away. There is ice cream... More
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