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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.
219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-962-6210
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Reviewed today via mobile

Worth a stroll out to the end for views and people watching. Plentiful food and shopping if so inclined.

Thank Francis D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived in Santa Barbara later in the day so took a little walk around town and down to the Wharf. Lovely place to watch the sunset from. We’ll be going back again in the daytime so imagine the atmosphere will be different.

Thank MsMoll
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This wharf is a nice one too. On the state street. There are some resturants, cafes and other ships as well. Good place to watch the sailing boats and enjoy the fresh air.

Thank Resort676671
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Husband and I took a nice morning walk out to the end. It’s a wooden pier and feels retro (which I like). A few restaurants and souvenir shops. I went into the candy store. Delightful lady and delicious candy. Husband is an ice cream “aholic”...More

Thank maryaling
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stearns Wharf is a must see in Santa Barbara. It was a short walk out to the end. They have a ice cream shop, souvenir store and candy shop. It was very windy the day we were there. You can see the mountains, ocean...More

Thank Jana D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't come at eating time- so there wasn't too much to do here. Walked to the end and saw a few people fishing. Cars park on the pier which felt odd- but safe.

Thank HooplaDayton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from our hotel. The Wharfe is interesting and there were lots of other people walking along it which creates a great atmosphere. The waterfront area had some interesting birds to see.

Thank Garforthsoulmates
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids loved fishing at the pier. Only $10 per hour with rod and bait included. Many cute little restaurants as well.

Thank jdub1028
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few restaurants and shops. Drive and park on the pier for minimal fee.its nice Santa Barbara pkg lots give you x amount of minutes free in each lot before they start to charge. Great opportunity to rent a fishing pole with bait for only...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Santa Barbara for many years and walked along Stearns Wharf countless times. It is always a fun thing to do when visiting the area. There are multiple restaurants for lunch or dinner that we consistently go to. We also enjoy browsing...More

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September 28, 2017|
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Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
No the shops and vendors are further on
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
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