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Stearns Wharf

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

No trip to Santa Barbara is complete without a visit to Stearns Wharf. This is a beautiful pier... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
iluv2eatntravel
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San Diego, California
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Amazing, beautiful view point, wonderful smell of salty air. A must -see!! Nice walk too.

Been part of the Santa Barbara scene for more than 100 years. Good restaurants, great views... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tamar H
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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%
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“nice walk” (98 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (40 reviews)
“wooden pier” (19 reviews)
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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+1 805-962-6210
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No trip to Santa Barbara is complete without a visit to Stearns Wharf. This is a beautiful pier where you can observe some of the most stunning views of Santa Barbara. Best views are at the end of the pier with the vast boundless Pacific...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Been part of the Santa Barbara scene for more than 100 years. Good restaurants, great views, memorable walk, Happy pelicans abound.

Thank Tamar H
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank swatkitty
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 3 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

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Reviewed 3 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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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
26 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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