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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-564-5530
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Quirky vestige of past era

The first thing that I found weird is that cars are allowed to drive down the pier and park on the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Tappahannock, Virginia
via mobile
Love Stearn's Wharf!

Stearn's Wharf is a Santa Barbara magnet. On the weekends, Stearn's Wharf is packed with... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Goleta, 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” (82 reviews)
“wooden pier” (18 reviews)
219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-564-5530
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The first thing that I found weird is that cars are allowed to drive down the pier and park on the end which kind a destroys the elegance of taking a walk on the pier. But I guess there is insufficient space to provide a...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Stearn's Wharf is a Santa Barbara magnet. On the weekends, Stearn's Wharf is packed with sightseers, both local and from out of town. There are lots of local events that take place here throughout the year. We went out to see the Christmas Parade of...More

Thank kellygal_10
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Not a lot of parking but enough if go slowly. First restaurant has own valet parking, more at end. First 90 min free. Had ice cream visited shops took pictures for free.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

a must see spot. Lots of history, the wharf fires etc. Great restaurants. The views are amazing. Can be windy :)

Thank Perseverance
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Lots to see and do on the wharf, shops, candy store, ice creamery, wine tasting and wine bar, restaurants. We loved it. You can sit looking back at the whole of Santa Barbara from the roof top wine bar. Blissful.

Thank kiskasydney
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a great place to walk and stroll. Lots of shops and there are several places to eat along the way.

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I live in Santa Barbara and my career was with the City of Santa Barbara as the Waterfront Business Manager. It was so much fun to go to work at the beach each day! Sterns Wharf is the oldest wooden working wharf in the United...More

Thank Beaglesm0m
Reviewed 29 March 2017

After our Trolley ride, decided to take a long walk on the Wharf. It was a nice walk on a sunny day. It was great and the view was wonderful. Even though it was late March, the Wharf was packed.

Thank Yolande B
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We walked to the end for the awsome views, the ocean, the stars, and back to the city. At least 4 restaurants to choose from - We chose Moby Dicks and we happy with the decision. Not many shops, etc. Parents need to hold children,...More

Thank McBubby
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We totally missed that they had free parking on the wharf so we parked on the street (a short walk away). It was beautiful and everyone was friendly. We did see some homeless people walking around but never were approached or felt threatened.

Thank Layla W
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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