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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-962-6210
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brakin up

If you drive out on Stearns wharf during the day you will have to pay, but if you go in the evening... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Thomas N
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Modesto, California
Old fashioned wooden wharf you can drive out on

There are a few shops and restuarants out here, but driving out on this is unique as it is made of... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
jkn371
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Commerce Township
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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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“nice walk” (94 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (39 reviews)
“wooden pier” (19 reviews)
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you drive out on Stearns wharf during the day you will have to pay, but if you go in the evening it is free and parking is free. Views at night are exceptional on a fog free evening. You can see up and down...More

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 11 July 2017

There are a few shops and restuarants out here, but driving out on this is unique as it is made of wooden slabs. You wonder if you really should be driving on it? Cool area to walk around. There is limited parking on the wharf,...More

Thank jkn371
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must see to any visitors who comes to santa Barbara. A few shops, restaurants and a relaxing walk on the wharf itself....

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Spent the fourth there. Went to the Wharf, for the most part the restaurants we visited were overpriced and not top quality. The wine tasting concession was crowded and the young people serving you did not even say "HI, I'll be with you in a...More

Thank relister
Reviewed 10 July 2017

For early birds, the walk through the wharf became part of my morning routine. I saw herons, pelicans, and a seal! Also stunning views of sunrise as well as fishing boats heading out for the day. Then I walked the beach. Great Stuff!

Thank PETER P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Nice Pier to take a walk along and watch the water activities going on. The usual touristy shops that didn't venture into, cars can come on the pier so just need to watch out, There is a small ferry taxi service that runs to the...More

Thank Matty07uk
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Will visit again. Great place to enjoy the day. Restaurants have great food and night life was a lot of fun.

Thank Omar L
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We walked by the skate park there and the boys had fun watching the skateboarders. We walked onto the Wharf itself, it was very windy. We went and bought some candy at the candy shop there and biuggt tickets to the small museum there. It...More

Thank 998judithr
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place to walk and enjoy the ocean breeze and the ocean. There are a few restaurants on the wharf and you can have good clam chowder, sea food and American favorites. We like to walk here towards the end of the...More

Thank lxjuarez
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

If you have been at Santa Monica this pier will not impress you but worth a visit. Very windy. If you suffer cold weather keep a sweater handy

Thank manfo65
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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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