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Stearns Wharf

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

Great low-key wharf to go for a walk. There are only a few restaurants on this wharf, so it’s... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Ajaiiz
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San Jose, California
Unique in California

You can actually drive onto this pier with parking at the end. There aren't guardrails around the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Pwalk164
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Huntington Beach, California
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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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“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 18 August 2017

Great low-key wharf to go for a walk. There are only a few restaurants on this wharf, so it’s never crazy crowded with people. There are fantastic views of Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas especially at sunset. Also I guess this is one of...More

Thank Ajaiiz
Reviewed 18 August 2017

You can actually drive onto this pier with parking at the end. There aren't guardrails around the back of the pier so you have unobstructed viewing but need to hang onto your kids. There are several restaurants that seemed overpriced. We did a wind tasting...More

Thank Pwalk164
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Good attraction to do a reverse view towards the mountains and the city in addition to the seaward views.

Thank Mismel2kl
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It's a nice place to walk, there's nothing much to see so keep your expectations low. There are nice restaurants and gifts shops to experience but those are nothing extraordinary. This is just like any other touristy spot near the ocean

Thank PaviGo1
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Sunday summer sunset on Stearns Wharf, what a beauty. Families with children, romantic couples, groups of friends, so many different kinds of people, and everyone enchanted in the golden hour of the sunset. Happy locals and visitors taking selfies, group shots and photos of the...More

Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Well worth the walk or drive to the end. Amazing views 360 degrees. I really like Longboards, especially for MUDPIE! you can go JUST for that, feeds 2 or more!

Thank jeffkjohnson6
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Not that much going on but great views on a sunny day. Food looked ok but we didn't try any and there is ice cream shops too

Thank elli8tt
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of people here having fun... restaurants shops and the beautiful beach! Worth coming during the day but I was here at night. Very Family friendly, date hot spot or for even solo traveling for people like me.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This wharf is impressive. It is huge,and cars can drive and park on it. However, actually walking on it is not necessary and is something of a waste of time. The few shops only sell simple souvenirs and postcards; the restaurants here are ho-hum. The...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

the wharf is defiantly worth a visit but can get very crowded on a nice day, suggest visiting earlier in the day

Thank Pee42
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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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