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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-564-5530
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Lots of places to eat out on this pier!

Nice walk. Even cars can go out on this pier/wharf! Lots of places to eat and shops. Just be... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laguna Hills, California
My teenaged kids say it is LIT! :)

Lots of shops and good eats. Very cool that you can actually park on the pier, too! The shops that... read more

Reviewed 2 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 yesterday

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 2 days 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 2 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Surprised to be able to drive out to the middle of the wharf! If you stay less than 90 minutes, it's free. Interesting to talk with the fishermen to see what they are catching. Interesting placards telling you about the history of the wharf.

Thank Sbueb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice but crowded, very tight traffic and small road. If you step off the sidewalk of the business your in the road and good chance to get hit. Cars have very little room and we had to just drive around with all the other cars...More

Thank Beverly R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A nice stroll on the pier where you'll find a wine tasting room, chocolate and ice cream shops, restaurants, and cute gift shops. There is also a decent sized aquarium that is fun for kids and adults. You have the first 90 minutes of free...More

Thank jessica_green87
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Alicia A
22 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
18 May 2017|
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Response from 407debraz | Reviewed this property |
In November they were only there on Sundays
19 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