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Address: 219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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+1 805-564-5530
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Visitors can watch fishing boats unload the day's catch, enjoy spectacular...

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.

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a pleasant stroll

We stay nearby on our trips thru Santa Barbara and always stroll along the wharf after the trip in from Palm Springs. I like the working wharf much better. We stroll over there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Donna B
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Scottsdale, AZ
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked the wharf three different times. Saw seals, dolphins, lots of birds. Lots of action and things to see! Had our grandkids with us ages 1 and 3. They had a great time!

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Scottsdale, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stay nearby on our trips thru Santa Barbara and always stroll along the wharf after the trip in from Palm Springs. I like the working wharf much better. We stroll over there for dinner at Brophy Brothers and enjoy watching the boats come in and seeing the sea urchins unloaded.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was under construction all around. The shops were super tacky souvenir type places. Nothing boutique or special or artesian. Waking out there was cool. The pier itself is neat. View was so so....there was a bunch of mess washed up on the beach & all the construction tape. I'm glad I walked out there but it wasn't super special... More 

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Thank Jodi D
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing views of the surrounding and the ocean. It is a pier in the harbour in Santa Barbara. It has Santa Barbara's history and character. If you are lucky you can see dolphins or whales at the end of the pier. There are shops, restaurants and for the fishing lovers.

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Thank amtel02
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

at the and of State St this area is a great spot to get the flavor of SB by the ocean. You can see marine life and get a bite to eat.

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Thank Mihaela C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No trip to Santa Barbara is not complete without a walk on Stearns Wharf. You have to pay to take a car on the wharf, but it is an easy walk to the end. Great views of the ocean and Channel Islands. Fun Atmosphere - lots of activity. Shops, museum and restaurants. So glad we took a walk to the... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was surprised to see that cars drove onto the peer and were parked. A waste of space in my opinion. We saw people fishing and got some good photo opportunities. We also enjoyed some overpriced ice cream.

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Thank MJH048
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place, Wharf is Santa Monica is more beautiful than this one as the sunset on the ocean but this one also very good and also car van enter the wharf and the first 90 minutes for free

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice to walk along the wooden pier and enjoy the warm California sun. Enjoy the ocean views too. There are some restaurants at the end of it. Nice to watch sail boats and surfers too. Also, the Pelicans too.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing really special about the wharf. The usual tourist restaurants and shops. Worth a walk out to the end of the wharf for the view, but more interesting places to shop and eat in town.

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