Stearns Wharf


Recreation and Education

Take a ride on the Water Taxi. Spend some time with marine life at the Sea Center. See what your future holds at Madame Rosinkas. Visit the Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle and cast your line to fish at the edge of the wharf.


Come for the best food and the best views in all of Santa Barbara. You will find char-burgers and fish and chips at Char West; casual dining at Longboards Grill; fresh fish, steaks, prime rib, cocktails, and fine wines at the Harbor Restaurant; casual dining and the catch of the day at Moby Dicks Restaurant; and local crustaceans, shrimp, and other seafood specialties at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company. They all have the best views of Santa Barbara.

Specialty Shops

There are many specialty shops at Stearns Wharf. You will find souvenirs, delicious candy at Mother Stearns Candy Shop, Ice Cream at the Great Pacific Ice Cream Company, and unique shells at Nature’s Own Gift Shop.


Stearns Wharf is located in the harbor in Santa Barbara, California, United States. When completed In 1872, it became the longest deep-water Wharf between San Pedro and San Francisco. Named for its builder, local lumberman John P. Stearns, the wharf served the passenger and freight shipping needs of California’s South Coast for over a quarter century.



219 Stearns Wharf

Santa Barbara, California




Dogs On-Leash Welcome on Wharf

Dog Policies may vary between Restaurants and Shops

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