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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-564-5530
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It's beginning to feel like once you've seen one Pier in California you've seen them all!

We walked the pier and found the most enjoyable part to be watching the numerous fishermen trying... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dursley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice walk with great views

Stopped off in Santa Barbara and parked in the town and walked down to the waterfront and to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
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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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“wooden pier” (18 reviews)
219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-564-5530
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked the pier and found the most enjoyable part to be watching the numerous fishermen trying to catch today's dinner. One gentleman, who was right on the end corner, landed at least half a dozen while we were there! You can park on this...More

Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped off in Santa Barbara and parked in the town and walked down to the waterfront and to the pier. You can actually drive onto the pier and park for free for up to 90 mins. It's a really scenic walk with amazing views, and...More

Thank oliblob
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Be sure to walk out to the end of Stearns Wharf for a fabulous view of the ocean. Restaurants, gift shops, ice cream, and more!

Thank Theresa V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We strolled along the pier which turned out to be this Wharf... Pleasant to walk along, a few fish restaurants, some touristy shops, etc., and a few guys line fishing and lifting Mackerel out of the water. One guy was selling his fish straight into...More

Thank Craigside
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perfect for a stroll and snack, we had some amazing gelato in a waffle cone (the best waffle cone ever) and strolled along the pier. It looked like there were some nice places to eat too.

Thank daniellejbut
Reviewed 5 days ago

we had a beautiful day to walk out on this wharf. Loved the Moby Dick!! Didn't have time to visit the sea museum, but definitely will next visit!!

Thank lollieanddave
Reviewed 5 days ago

Old time pier with nice views of the beach and marina. Good for a casual stroll. There are several good restaurants on the pier. I recommend finding one you like . They have great views of the beach and water . parking is available on...More

Thank Rockdoc7
Reviewed 6 days ago

Looking a bit run down now, and a bit tacky, cheap shops selling mostly junk, couple of fish restaurants, they seemed busy, so maybe better than they look. As I said in intro, if you're there, then worth the 30 minutes to stroll out for...More

Thank Andrew81
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice to see, but not a lot of time needed. The view is nice of the beach and the marina looks great from the Wharf.

Thank moreholidaysplease87
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked here from our hotel and sat in the sunshine eating large ice-creams. It was a very pleasant interlude during our vacation.

Thank Bob-a-JobSussex
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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
manuel a
29 July 2017|
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21 May 2017|
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Response from WanderJenn | Reviewed this property |
There used to be "no fishing" signs which were not enforced. Now there are signs for designated fishing areas. I believe that there is no overhead casting. . .for the sake of fellow visitors, I imagine. There is a bait... More