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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-962-6210
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Really nice walk in the morning.

The walk along the pier was nice. The only exception was the pan-handler who was walking out... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kelvin L
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Excellent

beautiful walk on the Pacific. You can even drive out -- free for 90 minutes. I highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Keith P
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Los Angeles, California
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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 good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (99 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (42 reviews)
“wooden pier” (20 reviews)
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The walk along the pier was nice. The only exception was the pan-handler who was walking out, taking exception to the people walking past and ignoring his requests. There were no others around after that experience. There are a few tourist type shops, some locals...More

Thank Kelvin L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

beautiful walk on the Pacific. You can even drive out -- free for 90 minutes. I highly recommend this as a wonderful excursion.

Thank Keith P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stearns wharf has several excellent restaurants, some tourist type stores, fishing and a wine tasting bar. Our favorite hangout is the Longboard Grill. The surfer decor is combined with a beautiful view, great food and incredible drinks! Try the ‘ Wipeout ‘ drink. Then, WALK...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the pier ~ you can drive on the pier for a small fee, and try to find a parking spot. Probably best to park on the street and walk, though! Its an old pier/wharf with a couple of eating places and a few shops....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your sweater just in case the winds pick up. Walked with family at the holidays. Ended up at a favorite ice cream shop.

Thank janhanbanana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in Santa Monica... the Wharf looked great, rustic, character and a good number of places to eat and you can park on the Wharf! Mobutu Dick has character and great service and a great view. We had the snapper - good and...More

Thank Shane M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While there are some restaurants and gift shops on the wharf, it's the best place in Santa Barbara to watch sunsets. It can get a bit crowded, but you can always find a spot to take beautiful photos.

Thank EP_VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time , the weather was amazing. We enjoyed the various shops and the view from the pier.

Thank Martin G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stearns Wharf is located in the middle of the best beach in Santa Barbara. It features several terrific restaurants and it is a short walk to my comfort restaurant Sambo's and the many excellent winery tasting rooms of Santa Barbara. At the very least, it...More

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pier with very few attractions. A couple of restaurants and a very good ice cream outlet. A number of people fishing at the end and you can hire fishing rods if you are up for that. Parking also available on the wharf.

Thank joep735
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irishlass75
September 28, 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
September 28, 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
August 26, 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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