Take in the pleasant views from the tip of Stearns Wharf, a wooden pier stretching out into the harbor of Santa Barbara. Built in 1872, the pier now serves primarily as a tourist attraction. Stop at the restaurant at the end of the pier, and enjoy the views over Santa Barbara as you savor your meal. With our world travel planner, Santa Barbara attractions like Stearns Wharf can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Stearns Wharf Reviews
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 ... more »
From the shopping to the ice cream, dolphin watching and oh....the sunset! So glad we didn't skip this stop. more »
I had my wedding ceremony at their place and I can't be more grateful for all the friendly staff, classy place and the very delicious food! They also printed a delicate dinner menu specially designed for the occasion with both our names on it! The manager is a really great person too, very friendly and considerate and tries her best to make everything as perfect as possible. I think as they proved to be capable to handle this ceremony so beautifully, they definitely deserve a 5 star rating! I trusted them with my wedding, you could definitely trust them too! Thanks Stearns Wharf for giving me such a delightful memory!
I have to say that Stearns Wharf probably is the most scenic of the piers along the California coast. Plenty of Wharf parking and some near the Wharf as well as on the street. Parking was free for the first 2 hours and pretty nominal for the additional time. The beach adjacent to the Wharf is very pretty as well. Fishing boats and sail boats sail around. They have some shops and restaurants as well as a tour operator and a museum. The restrooms were clean.
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