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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-962-6210
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Nice stroll and saw a seal

Great venue for a pleasant stroll. Gives a great view of the beach and surrounding hills. Saw a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JoLiFo
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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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Great place to enjoy see food

A slew of nice seafood restaurants. Word to the wise- park off the wharf and walk up because there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paulta2016
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Denver, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nice walk” (104 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (43 reviews)
“wooden pier” (19 reviews)
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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+1 805-962-6210
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great venue for a pleasant stroll. Gives a great view of the beach and surrounding hills. Saw a seal swimming next to the wharf.

Thank JoLiFo
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Reviewed yesterday

A slew of nice seafood restaurants. Word to the wise- park off the wharf and walk up because there are hundreds of cars that drive on to the wharf and only a limited amount of parking spaces. Well worth seeing and eating here if you...More

Thank Paulta2016
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We parked at the pier. The parking is free for 90 minutes. The road on the pier is made from wood. We spent about one hour at the pier. The views for hills and ocean are beautiful. The food on the pier was expensive. The...More

Thank BangkokSachse
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved walking around the pier and taking in the fresh ocean breeze. Lots of people fish right off the pier.

Thank Meagan E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are a variety of restaurants and shops on the wharf. You can get an ice cream cone and watch people fishing. Lovely views of the ocean.

Thank Blythe141
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Majority of the area of this pier is used as parking. There are a couple of restaurants here but very overpriced. Lots of people moving around this pier.

Thank Jimsan72
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This pier is a much better experience than Santa Monica Pier or Sfo pier 49, very nice maritim museum where you can touch sea inhabitants sharks and urchins, couple of shops an led restaurants... an absolute must do in Santa Barbara!

Thank Leon R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my go to place for my dinner, people watching and browsing in the stores. Moby Rico's had great priced happy hours which ended up being my dinners and the atmosphere was great to people watch.

Thank intlasst
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After checking out the local art and craft show near the pier, we walked the wharf and explored the area. Lovely ocean views, a few shops and restaurants along with fisherman and people watching and some photo taking, made our outing rather pleasant. While it...More

Thank lfiebert
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable walk to restaurants and shops. Unfortunately, we all had to dodge cars; I was surprised they were allowed there.

Thank MorningGirl55
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irishlass75
September 28, 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
September 28, 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
August 26, 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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