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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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  • Total tourist attraction. Pluses: the history, the aquarium, the vantage point at the en, several geocaches to grab. The minuses: Cars driving on the wooden bridge, the crowds, the cars all over the.....  more »
  • What a beautiful day for a walk. Sunny with a gentle wind, we thoroughly enjoyed strolling down the wharf with an ice cream. Crowded on a Wednesday afternoon, which was a bonus. We got to people...  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’s 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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