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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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Not a lot to do but a lovely walk and view

Not too much on the pier but it’s still worth heading along to the end if only to watch the numerous people fishing pulling loads of fish out of the water Also gives a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places in the world. The scenery is beautiful and the restaurants are cute and tasty! Highly recommend spending an hour or two here!

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Not too much on the pier but it’s still worth heading along to the end if only to watch the numerous people fishing pulling loads of fish out of the water Also gives a great view of this lovely coastline

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Bath
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96 reviews 96 reviews
5 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Managed to park the vehicle fairly quickly despite it being Mother's Day and went for a quick beer. Than had done fish and chips where were excellent b Fished the day off being a Chinese tourist celebrity by catching lots of fish and having my photo taken literally hundreds of times be them. In all seriousness Santa Barbara is my... More 

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San Jose, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went to visit Stearns Wharf while we were in Santa Barbara. It was pretty interesting, and it was right next to the beach. The views of the Harbor were great and the sea breeze was very nice. We drove over a wooden bridge to get there, which was sort of bumpy. We also saw some celery stalks growing in... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Took time to walk the wharf when in the area for work and I'm glad that I did. It's a very nice area, the pier is pretty long and has restaurants and little shops along the way. There are also some places to sit by the edges. You can see locals fishing there, too. Cars are allowed to drive and... More 

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

nice views of the ocean button much else noteworthy. You can actually drive outing park if you want but we walked. a few shoddy restaurants on terrible tasting room - known for the view not the wines.

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Lombard, Illinois
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I really enjoyed walking out on the wharf. It's big and it wasn't crowded. The views are great. The sea air feels good. There are a few restaurants and shops. It's something that should be done if in the area. You can watch the boats pulling in and out of the marina. It is a nice place to take a... More 

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Williams Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Hit the beach for an hour or so, then went up on the wharf for a look around. Prices are a bit high due to the touristy nature of the wharf, but grabbed some appies and drinks at one of the restaurants and ice cream cones for the kids at the ice cream shop. Great view of Santa Barbara, the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was one of our favorite parts of Santa Barbara. Its a massive pier with multiple good places to eat and shop. You can also drive on and park for free in the evenings if your hotel is not walkable. Its the typical CA pier experience but one of our favorites out of the 5+ we saw on our PCH... More 

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Here is where you can see the most magnificent sunrise and sunset when the day is clear. I have a wonderful experience and it is a life long memories.

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