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Address: 219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone Number: +1 805-564-5530
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Activities: Fishing
Description: 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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Scenery and relaxation are available from the footsteps you take

A small wharf filled with some restaurants and shops. You can see the sea life nearby and observe kayaks, surfers, swimmers and boaters. The scenery is lovely, it is great to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A small wharf filled with some restaurants and shops. You can see the sea life nearby and observe kayaks, surfers, swimmers and boaters. The scenery is lovely, it is great to take a walk out with partner, family or friends. There is a nice seafood restaurant that is a typical sort of touristy place but the food is good and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely place to walk around and admire the ocean! We enjoyed ourselves and walked around with some food for a while before heading to an event downtown.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I'm glad to see that I wasn't the only one who misunderstood the parking sign! We were there less than 2 hours, paid $18 to go to the small aquarium - but didn't have our parking ticket validated because I thought it was free parking for the first hour - or hour and a half. I had to pay $5... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I would not recommend eating at this restaurant. It is a nice view on the water, but the food is not good. It is ashame when the fish is at your back door.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There really isn't a lot to do here. Yes, it's nice to be out on the pier on a nice sunny day...nice to eat at the restaurants...but are a little overpriced. I just expected a little more action out there.

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Santa Clarita, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We spent way too much money on overpriced food and wine tasting, and though we stayed within the "free" 90 minutes, we didn't see the tiny fine print about getting our ticket validated and had to pay for two hours of parking. We will never come back.

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San Diego
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The wharf is perfect for an afternoon walk. The pier is wide, sturdy, and clean. You'll be surrounded by the ocean, sand, and mountains. There's restaurants, shops, and a trolley. The trolley is $.50 and it will take you to the other end of State Street.

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A group of went for walk after a big lunch. Great area, lots of shops, candy stores and restaurants. At the end of the pier there are plenty of photo ops and places to sit and watch the waves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We heard about Sterns Wharf from many reviews, although were not certain what to do. We were delighted by the wine tasting with Deep Sea Tasting Room-where we had good service and delicious wine, while overlooking the ocean. In addition, we ate at Moby Dick and I had a tasty Salmon Burger! Flaking, flavorful and just plain old good with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stearn's Wharf is a great place to walk around and to see a beautiful Santa Barbara sunset. You can drive up the wharf and there is complimentary valet parking. There are restaurants, ice cream parlors, wine tasting rooms, etc. Fun to do!

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Address: Address: 219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone Number: +1 805-564-5530
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

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