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Stearns Wharf

Type: Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Built in 1872 to handle incoming freight and passengers, Stearns Wharf is one of the West Coast's oldest wooden piers. These days, following renovations in 1982, the wharf is a magnet for tourists,...  Read More


  • Sightseeing: "The boards on the pier can get pretty tricky and uneven. This is definitely not high heel or roller skate territory."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Head down to the very end of the wharf and pull up a seat at Santa Barbara Shellfish Co. for some of the freshest abalone, crab and lobster in town."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Stearns Wharf is great fun for kids big and small, with lots of souvenir shops, a sea life museum and an ice cream shop.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Stroll Santa Barbara's famous wooden pier for some fresh air - it's a great place to pick up souvenirs and photograph pelicans.

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