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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
132 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2363
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All reviews beautiful waterfront brophy brothers arts and crafts maritime museum great place to walk shops and restaurants stearns wharf people watching state street sunny day nice walk homeless people channel islands boats breakwater stroll ocean
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Also great for walking the dog, eating ice cream, throwing peanut shells on the floor at Longboard's restaurant, winetasting, souvenir shopping and eating seafood!.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many things to do in the harbor: Stroll out to the end of the breakwater (be careful if the waves are breaking), enjoy a light meal at "On the Alley" (or, later in the day, a more substantial meal at Chuck's Waterfront Grill, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnandGlo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Santa Barbara harbor does have some working boats (we saw sea urchins being unloaded - probably being sent to Japan) and many sailboats and yachts, but nothing special or unusual. There are many restaurants (some good) and you can stroll along the pier facing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good working harbour with lots to see combined with a few shops and restaurants. Easy to park alongside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stainlesteve
Reviewed 6 November 2018

One of the most beautiful settings on the west coast, with the Santa Ynez mountains and the ocean. Great place to walk around and see the variety of boats and also the variety of good food at the restaurants. Spectacular!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ricklA7163BT
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The area surrounding the wharf is interesting with pop-up stalls and entertainers. There are lots of places to sit and chill and watch the world go by. The wooden decked wharf itself has nice little cafes and eateries where you can sit outside and enjoy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Nice stroll around the harbour and the adjacent beach. Couple of restaurants and a decent bar/deck on top of museum

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Howard-Moon
Reviewed 18 September 2018

On Sat mornings the fisherman sell off the boats a local told me, if that don't work, a nice little seafood market at the end of the shops in the central area. get your sea urchin on!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mykomyko
Reviewed 18 September 2018

If you walk around the Santa Barbara harbor, be sure to walk out on Sterns Wharf - many cute little shops, and a nice restaurant. Also a few restaurants on the North side of the harbor, with some good food...!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank scuba-chuck
Reviewed 16 September 2018

At the seaside end of State street is teh harbor, you can enjoy it on a sunny day for the beachside water and on a welcome rainy day for the wharf. Sunday they host a beach art walk and there are many other venues including...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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26 January 2017|
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
29 March 2015|
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