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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-564-5530
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Not Much Of Anything

OK you will go there since it is there. Spend 10 minutes, avoid the shops and restaurants take a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
coachee1313
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Montvale, New Jersey
Perfect

The focal point of Santa Barbara’s waterfront. Sterns Wharf offers magnificent views, restaurants... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John D
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Batley, United Kingdom
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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” (91 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (36 reviews)
“moby dick” (18 reviews)
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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+1 805-564-5530
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Reviewed 3 days ago

OK you will go there since it is there. Spend 10 minutes, avoid the shops and restaurants take a photo and then next....

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The focal point of Santa Barbara’s waterfront. Sterns Wharf offers magnificent views, restaurants, shops etc etc as well as the chance to try your hand at fishing off the end of the Pier. You could just wander up and down the Wharf all day enjoying...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Note you can park out on the wharf. We did not know this and walked all the way out. Not a big deal but if you have mobility issues it is nice to know you can park out there. Mostly fish and chips places and...More

Thank gzgirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walk out the pier after dinner and saw the sunset over the mountains. It was nice to see the lovely views and boats going and coming in the harbor. There were several people fishing from the pier and people site seeing. We stop at...More

Thank OHTravelGuy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unless you’re going there to eat don’t waste your time. There’s only about 4 stores, a wine tasting shop, and a few restaurants. The stores just sell trinkets made in China that you can find cheaper and get a better selection right down State Street....More

Thank MitchellDeltona
Reviewed 6 days ago

Perched at the bottom of State Street this small pier or Wharf allows you to drive on and park. The restauants are probably the biggest draw but this is missing the real reason to visit and that's the view from the end. From here you...More

Thank michaely416
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would definitely recommend walking out on this wharf. You can even park your car on it. The views of the harbor are worth seeing. Especially impressive if there is a cruise ship anchored. Fun to watch the tenders going back and forth.

Thank ellie2newjersey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

State Street is a great street. It has shopping, theaters, museums, restaurants, hotels, & bars. Best of all, it continues right into the ocean as Stearn’s Wharf! Pedestrians, bicycles & cars can all venture a few hundred yards into the Pacific, on a wooden pier,...More

Thank steven c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here while looking for a scuba shop on the other pier. Drove in, parked, and walked the pier, stopping at the Marine museum and a snack shop. The snack shop served the best clam strips I've had since Howard Johnson's closed. Fantastic views of...More

Thank osohub
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a leisurely walk along that the pier - what an iconic pier and an amazing place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank SusannaW799
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irishlass75
28 September 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
28 September 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
27 August 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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