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Address: 219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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+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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Nice walk with ocean views

Nice to walk along the wooden pier and enjoy the warm California sun. Enjoy the ocean views too. There are some restaurants at the end of it. Nice to watch sail boats and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
mariedesjardins
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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place, Wharf is Santa Monica is more beautiful than this one as the sunset on the ocean but this one also very good and also car van enter the wharf and the first 90 minutes for free

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice to walk along the wooden pier and enjoy the warm California sun. Enjoy the ocean views too. There are some restaurants at the end of it. Nice to watch sail boats and surfers too. Also, the Pelicans too.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing really special about the wharf. The usual tourist restaurants and shops. Worth a walk out to the end of the wharf for the view, but more interesting places to shop and eat in town.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to walk out perhaps stop at one of the over priced restaurants for a beer and fast food. Several business have souvenirs at a fair price. You must walk to the end for a picturesque spot toward the ocean or coastline you can't go wrong! There are log benches to rest along the way and at the end.... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The wharf is a lovely place to see -- great views in all directions, a wonderful sense of being on the water, and even some quirky folk art on the beach below as you walk out. Beyond that it's your ultimately tacky place of cheap souvenirs and fish joints where very little of the fish comes from nearby. We did... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice low-key way to spend an hour. Businesses include several restaurants and souvenir places; there is a hand reader. View of the Channel Islands. Free 90-minute parking.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were just passing through Santa Barbara on our drive and Stearns Wharf made for a great quick stop. There are plenty of food opportunities and souvenir shops, as well as public toilets and a nice view of ocean and city. I would just suggest to park outside, as traffic looked rather strained on the wharf itself.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The pier is nothing special. We were disappointed as we stayed very close to the pier. Haven't tried any of the restaurants yet

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This amazing wharf is the main attraction in Santa Barbara, this is not the first time we visited and every time it is breathtaking. This time it was a winter day and raining. It was romantic to sit at the restaurant. Amazing walk in the rain and fantastic view at the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must see of Santa Barbara. There are multiple cute little shops to look around, some great restaurants to eat at, and such a beautiful view!! My friends and I saw two cute otters right when we got there, making the experience even better! Perfect to walk along then head over to the beach.

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