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Santa Barbara Stearns Wharf, California

Stearns Wharf

219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, California, 93109
Category: Activities
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stearns wharf in santa barbara, ca

The oldest working wharf in California, Stearns Wharf is just one-half mile from Best Western Beachside Inn. Savor a seafood dinner at one of several restaurants with outstanding ocean views. Shop for souvenirs at the Old Wharf Trading Company. Get an eyeful of underwater creatures at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. And set out along the beautiful Santa Barbara coast on a spectacular whale watching or sunset cruise.



There is no entrance fee. Parking is $2.50/hour with a $20 maximum per day. Free parking for 90 minutes is available with a validation stamp from a merchant. Disabled visitors can receive 2.5 hours of free parking with validation.

Hours -

Stearns Wharf is open daily: 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Merchant hours vary.


  • Fourth of July Fireworks
  • Parade of Lights
  • Safety Day


  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Cruises
  • Wine Tasting


  • What are some of the restaurants at Stearns Wharf?

    You'll have plenty of dining choices. Open for lunch and dinner, The Harbor Restaurant is known for its fresh fish, steaks, and prime rib along with cocktails and a selection of fine wines. For lighter fare, Longboard's Grill features fish 'n' chips and burgers along with tasty tropical drinks. Moby Dick serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also features a kid's menu.
  • does stearns wharf allow fishing?

    Fishing is not only allowed, it's very much welcome. You can catch everything from halibut, mackerel, and perch to sand dabs, croaker, and sand bass. And if you have any angling needs, the friendly folks at Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle will be happy to help you meet them.

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