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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.
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed scenery and fresh air on this old pier jutting onto Santa Barbara Harbour Can see wide area of Santa Barbara coastal area; yachts and oil rigs in bay. Very pleasant excursion.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have drinks or eat out on the pier. There is a wine tasting bar with a second story. Fun watching the seals and pelicans.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Susanssl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked to the warf from downtown, nice walk, great views, several restaurants to chose from, some gift shops

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cliffh2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try their burger and fish n chips at the wharf. Try also the sea urchin although a but pricey but worth the experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pictures don't do it justice. We could have spent the whole day here. Great place to spend time with family.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s probably a must to go when you are in Santa Barbara. We went twice. Once to take pictures and once to eat out. The scenery is worth it, the food was not...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 1travellerBrussels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even when it gets warm in Santa Barbara the locals claim that this is a great place to go to cool off. Since I visited in March 2018, my jacket came in handy.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank iramccown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, this is a tourist attraction, but it is worth the view of the beach, town and view of the mountain. I would recommended walking to the Pier's if the weather is permitted. Driving there might be a pain finding parking at the Pier. Not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank calvin2424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised they didnt have more shops. WE ate at Mobys it was good. The view from the pier was very nice it is pretty as you could see far. You can bring a stroller or wheel chair but be aware it is not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CSS9112014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stearns Wharf was a nice place to visit. We saw a man making beautiful sand art. Plan on going again once I’m in Santa Barbara.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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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