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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-564-5530
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Worth a visit

Definitely worth visiting, area has a nice vibe and the nearby artists market is worth a walk... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rugby, United Kingdom
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A must to visit

Beautiful place with plenty of good restaurants or just go for an ice cream and walk along the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-564-5530
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting, area has a nice vibe and the nearby artists market is worth a walk round. Would visit again when in the area

Thank Skelksplinter
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place with plenty of good restaurants or just go for an ice cream and walk along the pier. We used their valet parking right there on the pier and ate at Longboard's Grill (definitely a must).

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest piers. There are three restaurants, shopping, candy and ice cream. Perfect for an evening walk and ice cream after dinner at the Fish House.

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice walk. Even cars can go out on this pier/wharf! Lots of places to eat and shops. Just be careful as it is a wooden pier and it's uneven, so don't trip!

Thank sandradee43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of shops and good eats. Very cool that you can actually park on the pier, too! The shops that we visited seemed to have great quality items. If we'd had more time, we would have enjoyed more time simply shopping.

Thank jillkf0427
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is atypical wharf with food, drink, and tourist shops. There is a wine tasting room, Deep Sea, which is interesting.

Thank SoonerSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sterns Wharf is a great place to take beautiful pictures of the Santa Barbara beaches and to get a good ice cream cone. It is also a nice place just to sit and people watch as you enjoy people watching and the lovely ocean views.

Thank dorisp2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Touristy, loud, expensive and mediocre all explain this Santa Barbara landmark. Though it touts a rich history of being an active fishing wharf, this now active pier features gift shops, parking and restaurants that thrive on having a view and a captive audience. That said,...More

Thank globalandlocaltravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the Wharf. Nice restaurants and shops. They even have valet parking available. It's a great place to visit.

Thank Ellen J
Reviewed 1 week ago

One the waterfront one can walk to the pier.One can park the car there close to pier but tough to get a parking. There are eating joint there.One get good view of beach, and cruise and mountains.

Thank Mansi_Vij
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Alicia A
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
17 May 2017|
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Response from 407debraz | Reviewed this property |
In November they were only there on Sundays
18 June 2015|
Response from DSamario | Property representative |
Thank you very much for reaching out. Santa Barbara beaches have not been affected by the oil spill beyond the passing tar ball and the beaches are full of visitors each day. We are very excited to be putting on our Fourth... More