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Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

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Pier / Boardwalk · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • Touristy Shops...go shop somewhere else! Touristy Restaurants...go east somewhere else! Touristy Views...lovely! Perfect if you're a tourist...like me! Walking is free, and Parking for the first 90.....  more »
  • We walked the entire wharf in the morning. A nice calm walk with great views of the ocean. There are many restaurants and shops. Worth a quick visit.  more »
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  • I absolutely loved Stearns Wharf! When you live in CA you forget to appreciate the beauty of our piers. This is one is stunning and has these little quant stores along the way. It was so peaceful, as opposed to some other piers I go to! I smelled the fresh air and just enjoyed the wind in my hair! Also, they have excellent restaurants at the end of the pier!!!
  • A beautiful pier to walk down as the sun sets. The iconic view of Santa Barbara‚Äôs palm trees along the shore. Enjoy a bottle of wine at the end of the dock at Deep Sea Winery, with a take out chippy from the restaurant below. Also at the end of the pier, a nice restaurant and valet parking if needed.

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