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Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

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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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  • It is different from other wharfs we visited .. you can even drive your car till it’s end.. The views were great but it was quite deserted … maybe as it was working day in November. We did try to... 
    It is different from other wharfs we visited .. you can even drive your car till it’s end.. The views were great but it was quite deserted … maybe as it was working day in November. We did try to...  more »
  • A must!! Great people watching, sailboat watching, and seal watching. Sit outside and enjoy the sunset; it's spectacular. Eat at the SB Shellfish Company (at the very end of the pier). So fun and.....  more
    A must!! Great people watching, sailboat watching, and seal watching. Sit outside and enjoy the sunset; it's spectacular. Eat at the SB Shellfish Company (at the very end of the pier). So fun and.....  more »
  • Nice quiet experience, different from the usual wharfs in California. Great views and good restaurant choices. We spent 2 hours walking around the Wharf and taking pictures of the bay. 
    Nice quiet experience, different from the usual wharfs in California. Great views and good restaurant choices. We spent 2 hours walking around the Wharf and taking pictures of the bay.  more »
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  • Another jewel in the crown. Perfect weather, perfect sunshine, perfect waves, good vibes, good food. Great board walk. I am only thinking about sizzling heat sweeping through France,UK, Italy,Grease and pray to god to save them global warming. Here though a different story cool weather. May god continue bless California with awesome beaches, beautiful sunshine and save us all global warming.
  • SUPER COOL!!!! We arrived here at night when everything was already closed. However, it was neat that we actually drove down the wharf and parked here. The views of Santa Barbara's coast and hills at night were magical because the wharf extends far into the ocean. The best part is the night time fishing!!! Come on down and check this out
  • Have to say with only one visit there it is a very nice and now my favorite wharf Pier? That you can drive on to and just well done nice everything about it was great. Food people cleanliness etc :-)
  • Everything they sell is delicious and awesome! I recommend trying the food out! But what's better as a car person, is that I encountered 2 Ferrari's and a ROLLS ROYCE! The place is a great place to visit!
  • Nice pier in Santa Barbara! It was very windy today. The pier offers some good views of the water and the sunset on the other side. A nice walk place as well!

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