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Address: 219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone Number: +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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Well worth the trip!

At the very bottom of States Street one reaches the Wharf- you can take the trolley bus which rides from the start of the wharf to Stat Street. In September there was a low key... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

At the very bottom of States Street one reaches the Wharf- you can take the trolley bus which rides from the start of the wharf to Stat Street. In September there was a low key atmosphere but you can usually be guaranteed a bit of a wind. Array of retail units, nearby. All in all an interesting diversion.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During our January, 2016 vacation my wife and I stayed only a few minutes away from Stearns Wharf. What a vacation treat to visit! Great restaurants and shops to visit. Just lovely views of the harbor and of Santa Barbara, Suggest the Moby Dick Restaurant for dinner and the Longboard's Grill for lunch. A fun stop was the Coastal Treasures... More 

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Thank Frank B
california
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking or driving on the pier is great. They do have restaurants to choose from. Great sunsets and little shops to explore.

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Thank bowman99
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is rare to be able to drive on a pier that has shops and restaurants on it, but Sterns Wharf delivers. Although a bit cold for us, the sunset and views were well worth it.

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Thank matthew s
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great spot to laze around, have a bite to eat and watch people fishing. The weather wasn't too good when we were there but I imagine it to be pretty busy when the sun shines. One thing I noticed when I was there was the amount of homeless people around the area..... For some this wouldn't be a problem, but... More 

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Bozeman, MT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stearn's Wharf provided an excellent walking venue and one can walk onto the wharf after parking nearby, or drive on to the wooden pier and park in designated parking areas before walking about. There are a few restaurants, shops and even a wine tasting venue (Conway's) that was excellent. While touristy, the views and walk were a delight and is... More 

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Thank MontanaGuy27
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice walk down the pier. They have a few shops and restaurants. It's great to watch people fishing and taking in the wonderful view that surrounds you.

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Cypress, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Hotel Santa Barbara, on State Street, which is a nice 10 minute walk to Stearns Wharf. We stopped at the little candy shop, which is fun, and then had dinner at LongBoards, which was great. Plus you can get great scenic pics from the pier of the beautiful ocean!

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Thank britofam4
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't feed the bird there, it's not allowed. Ok, so I enjoy the view and the ocean wind. Yes, you can park for FREE in first 80 mins, so don't park around, just go straight on to the bridge. I don't love the restaurants they kinda ruin the nature but it always.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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212 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived in town after long flight, needed to stretch my legs. Easy walk from my hotel to the Wharf. A few seafood restaurants on the wharf, as well as the normal tourists shops. Enjoy the end of wharf best, watching people fish and enjoying the view of the Santa Barbara Channel. Sunsets are fantastic here at end of pier.

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