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Whilst the weather wasn't the best, the wharf is well worth a visit with a great viewing area of the surrounding bay and coast line. It is a beautiful bay even in the rain!. Amenities are a little 'Blackpool' like but go to sea the...More
Stearns Wharf has just enough variety for everybody - a few shops, a winery tasting room , and 4-5 places to eat. I like that there is enough interest to draw people and yet without it being totally "tacky". I found a few lovely unique...More
We enjoyed our time on the wharf visiting the restaurants and shops. There is also a marine museum. We always stop in the candy shop and pick up a few treats. We watched some of the people fish off the pier and the boat tours...More
California beach towns love their wharfs. Stearns wharf is a great destination for a walk and perhaps a touristy meal. It's a good family experience and worth an hour or two during your Santa Barbara visit. Parking is limited, so consider other options for getting...More
We walked to the pier when we arrived for a day visit to Santa Barbara. No doubt it is historic and you read some of that history on the plaques along the walkway. But unless you want to purchase inexpensive souvenirs, fish off the end...More
My family visited the Wharf the last night of our trip. There are shops for clothing, souvenirs, food and ice cream. There is also the beautiful view of the ocean. This is a good way to round up your trip and grab any collectibles to...More
The five of us strolled across its worn, wooden planks during the day and visited the Sea Center and experienced "hands-on" marine life. There are also four seafood restaurants. The views of Santa Barbara are awesome. Our evening stroll was a beautiful moonlit ocean experience....More
A big fat wooden pier with lots of gifts shops, restaurants and even a palm reader. Its rare that you can actually drive your car along the pier to the end and park it there too. The very last restaurant, the shellfish company, serves great...More
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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
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 you.