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Address: 219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
Phone Number:
+1 805-564-5530

Visitors can watch fishing boats unload the day's catch, enjoy spectacular...

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.

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Heavy Duty Wharf, Vehicle Accesible

We walked along this wharf on a beautiful and sunny day, and was quite amazed by the amount of vehicles parked on it. There are several places to pick up knick knacks, souvenirs... read more

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Drumheller, Canada
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yorktown ny
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Several gift shops and restaurants. Park and walk out as that is 1/2 the fun. Nice to look back at Santa Barbara from the pier. Good to see if you are visiting the area.

Thank pvtser
Drumheller, Canada
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268 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked along this wharf on a beautiful and sunny day, and was quite amazed by the amount of vehicles parked on it. There are several places to pick up knick knacks, souvenirs and food. You can even get your palm read here!

Thank cobilly
Nashik, India
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has several restaurants , a board walk and several sitting places. Nice walk ..walk leisurely and savour local ice creams and sea food.

Thank Revyu
Syosset, New York
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230 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The wharf has several restaurants, a long boardwalk and several benches to sit and watch the tide. Also a few shops including an ice cream shop. Best of all, there is free parking. We enjoyed a walk during the day and then at sunset.

Thank Momma L
Spokane, Washington
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were killing time while waiting for a train. Found a couple if a Good we had to go in. Very pleasant.

Thank Razzlebari
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a lovely walk along the wharf, with great views back to town. There are some great fish restaurants along the wharf

Thank John B
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a pleasant walk and nice views only restaurants and bars no real shops anymore. Don't drive it cost to much !

Thank CryptoTracker
Bedford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much choice here, browse the shops, sit and eat, just sit, fish (you can rent a rod) , enjoy the views. The views of the wildlife including sea lions, pelicans etc. Plus the Marine Centre to visit, makes it a great place to visit

Thank Adrian S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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751 reviews
505 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not the biggest or the loveliest pier in the world, but it is lively and interesting. You get good views of the Santa Barbara coast line. Well worth a visit if you are in town.

Thank RonA_Plymouth
Home Usa
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457 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only plus is the view over to the harbor and beach. Twenty years ago, pre-fire, there used to be some interesting stuff here. Now it is purely tourist shops and restaurants, overpriced and uninteresting.

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