Stearns Wharf is one of the top attraction in Santa Barbara, California. The Stearns Wharf was first open in 1872, aged more than 100 years old, named after lumberman John P. Stearns. The Wharf served the passenger and freight shipping needs of California’s South Coast for over a quarter century. Today the restored wharf is an ideal destination for shopping, dining and outdoor activities.
There are many specialty shops at Stearns Wharf where you can get your souvenirs, candy, Ice cream and fish and chips. It is great to browse the shops, buy something or eat something. Check out the top things to do at Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara!
1. Dine in Waterfront Restaurant
2. Birds Watching At The Pier
Seagulls here are super big, they fly near human to ask for food. You may see them fighting with each other for food.
2. Rent a Bike
Rent a bike to pedal along the stunning beachfront is also another great way to spend the day in Stearn Wharf.
3. Rent a Fishing Rod
Fishing rods and baits are available at the Stearns Wharf shop.
4. Wooden Planked Structure
This wooden planked structure where cars that drive by make a thump, thump sound. Cars can enter the wharf and park so it saves you a lot of walking.
5. Picture with Moby Dick Mural
You won’t missed the big whale – Moby Dick mural at the Stearns Wharf.
6. Palm Readings with Madame Rosinka
Want to learn about your fate? Do it in Madame Rosinka Palm Reading cottage.
7. Comfort Food – The Fish & Chips
Comfort food no. 1 is the fist & chips, life could not be completed without fist and chips at the waterfront.
8. Hidden Gem in Coastal Treasure
Go find any jewelry in Coaster Treasure, over 3000 piece of items, including hats, bags, belts and plenty of arts piece.
9. Wine Tasting at Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room
Wine tasting here is special because of the stunning view! It should be a great romantic night out checking out the sunset plus the wine.
10. Skaters Point
Bring your skate board along and skate your heart out at Skater point near Stearns Wharf. The facilities is great with huge space of concrete park open to skaters of all ages free of charge. I enjoyed watching the young skaters doing their lesson.
Located few mins away from Stearns Wharf.
Cabrillo Blvd & Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Stearns Wharf is an icon for the beach city Santa Barbara, southern California and Central Coast California. I guess the best time to visit is during sunset as the view from the pier offers stunning view of the whole city of Santa Barbara including the ocean view. One thing I love is the stately palm trees which line the oceanfront and make the city so pretty!
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