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Stearns Wharf
Cabrillo Blvd at State Street

Stearns Wharf is an important part of Santa Barbara's character and history.  It is located at the bottom of State Street and our historic three dolphin fountain marks its entrance.

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View of Santa Barbara Harbor and the shops on Stearns Wharf

At the ripe old age of 130 years old, Stearns Wharf is still built primarily of wood and has weathered wars, fires, earthquakes.  It has seen the harbor transform from a bustling port for cargo and passenger ships to a home for pleasure boats, a fishing fleet and whale watching tours.

Stearns Wharf was built in 1872 to serve cargo and passenger ships. In the 1930s, gamblers boarded floating casinos at the pier, and during World War II it was turned into a naval installation. Now, the wharf has shops and restaurants and is visited by  5 million people a year, making it one of Santa Barbara's largest tourist attractions.

Please, allow us to share with you the history, the charm and the activities that make this important landmark so much part of Santa Barbara.

Take a short stroll out over the Pacific Ocean and savor the sensory experiences of California's oldest working wharf. Enjoy the fresh ocean breeze while watching local fishing boats off-load their morning catches. Touch marine life in a special aquarium. Step aboard the Harbor Queen for a narrated whale watching cruise. Taste wines and indulge in cuisines from fast-food to fanciful. Delight in a wealth of colorful shopping amidst commanding, panoramic views of the mountains and the coastline.

We cordially invite you to come walk our wooden planks...
and soak in the fun!

We are proud of the eclectic mix of unique restaurants, interesting activities, and quality merchants on Stearns Wharf. Find out more of what we have to offer by visiting the individual businesses below.

In 1872 construction was completed on what had just become the longest deep-water pier between Los Angeles 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.

When the railroad finally reached Santa Barbara in 1877, Stearns added an additional spur to the wharf, providing a necessary transport link to his lumberyard and the nearby Southern Pacific Depot. The spur was damaged by severe storms in the early 1900's and was ultimately abandoned in 1923. A raiload logging car remains on the spur as a legacy of the times.

The Harbor Restaurant was built on the wharf in 1941, marking an end to the shipping and transportation era of the 1800's. The restaurant proved to be the economic backbone of the wharf.

Since its beginning, Stearns Wharf has had its share of natural and economic disasters, from the big earthquake in 1925 to a fire in 1973 which caused its closing. The wharf stayed closed for six years until restorations began, and in the fall of 1981 it finally reopened. Yet another fire in the winter of 1998 devastated the last hundred and fifty feet of the wharf, including Moby Dick Restaurant. Though the rest of the wharf remained open during this period, the rebuilding took over two years. The new Stearns Wharf stands today as Santa Barbara's most visited landmark.

Easy access to the wharf from Highway 101.

Free parking is available in several lots along the waterfront on Cabrillo Blvd. Except during special events such as the 4th of July when access to the wharf is limited to pedestrians only, there is 90 minute free parking with merchant validation on the wharf itself. Valet parking is available courtesy of the Harbor Restaurant.

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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
931 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(800) 648-6708

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