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Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
+1 805-962-6210
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Nice Walk, a Few things to see, Pleasant...

We strolled along the pier which turned out to be this Wharf... Pleasant to walk along, a few fish... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Craigside
via mobile
Beautiful setting - great ice cream

Perfect for a stroll and snack, we had some amazing gelato in a waffle cone (the best waffle cone... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
daniellejbut
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (98 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (40 reviews)
“wooden pier” (19 reviews)
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219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3581
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We strolled along the pier which turned out to be this Wharf... Pleasant to walk along, a few fish restaurants, some touristy shops, etc., and a few guys line fishing and lifting Mackerel out of the water. One guy was selling his fish straight into...More

Thank Craigside
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Perfect for a stroll and snack, we had some amazing gelato in a waffle cone (the best waffle cone ever) and strolled along the pier. It looked like there were some nice places to eat too.

Thank daniellejbut
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

we had a beautiful day to walk out on this wharf. Loved the Moby Dick!! Didn't have time to visit the sea museum, but definitely will next visit!!

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Old time pier with nice views of the beach and marina. Good for a casual stroll. There are several good restaurants on the pier. I recommend finding one you like . They have great views of the beach and water . parking is available on...More

Thank Rockdoc7
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Looking a bit run down now, and a bit tacky, cheap shops selling mostly junk, couple of fish restaurants, they seemed busy, so maybe better than they look. As I said in intro, if you're there, then worth the 30 minutes to stroll out for...More

Thank Andrew81
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Nice to see, but not a lot of time needed. The view is nice of the beach and the marina looks great from the Wharf.

Thank moreholidaysplease87
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We walked here from our hotel and sat in the sunshine eating large ice-creams. It was a very pleasant interlude during our vacation.

Thank Bob-a-JobSussex
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit and enjoy the sunshine. Friendly people and yummy ice cream. The pier is the main attraction

Thank Lorna B
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Visited Stearns Wharf on our CA coast trip. Able to drive onto pier and park, free for 90 minutes. Ate at a restaurant there with a great view. Not great but a nice stop. Walked around area after, clean and safe.

Thank DRLARRYP
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We enjoyed the shops and a little hidden gem of a winery shop for great tastings, Deep Sea Tasting Room.

Thank GoodGarlic
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irishlass75
28 September 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
28 September 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
27 August 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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