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About Stearns Wharf

  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...

Char West

Charburgers, cheeseburgers and the yummiest fish . and chips this side of the English Channel. . Open 7 days a week 221 Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 962-5631 Hours Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am...

Coastal Treasures

We are a family owned store, located UPSTAIRS in the first brown building on the left. We carry over 3000 pieces of jewelry, hats, leather wallets, bags and belts. Tons of art, crafts and gifts! 217 Stearns Wharf # E Santa Barbara, CA...

Conway Family Wines premieres three new spring wines

Stearns Wharf Press Releases Conway Family Wines premieres three new spring wines Conway Family Wines, a local family-owned and operated winery, will premiere three new white wines this spring. In July 2011, the Conway Family opened the Deep...

Credits

Stearns Wharf Credit List Credits: Photography on some of the Images and Slideshow: Damian and Guylene Gadal Waterfront logo: City of Santa Barbara Website: Guylene Gadal, GMG Dezign Merchant Logos: Brian Tharpe    

Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

We guarantee to put a smile on your face... so stop in for a laugh today! Opened in 1988, Devil & Deep Blue Sea specializes in toys and gifts guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone, from age 3 to 93! Featuring Talking Parrots, Bubble...

Events

   

Fourth of July

Who: Stearns Wharf Merchants Association What: Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show from Stearns Wharf When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Live music begins at 11:00 AM Fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Where: Stearns Wharf and West Beach,...

Harbor Restaurant

Excellent Dining and Santa Barbara's Most Beautiful View Join us for fresh fish and steaks, prime rib, cocktails, and select fine wines, all served in Santa Barbara's most romantic setting. Open Seven Days a Week     Lunch Menu Dinner Me...

Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf Receives National Wine List Award of Excellence

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf Receives National Wine List Award of Excellence The Harbor Restaurant received the magazine’s 2013 Wine List Award of Excellence for its wine list. This marks the 12th y...

HISTORY OF STEARNS WHARF

  Stearns Wharf, the oldest working wood wharf in California, was built in 1872 by John Peck Stearns to facilitate the transfer of cargo and people from ships to shore. In 1925, the State of California, conveyed the Tidelands and the Harbor...

Longboard's Grill

Longboards Beach Bar and Grill Casual Dining with an Ocean View Located on the upper level of the Harbor Restaurant, Longboard's lively beach-themed atmosphere is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. A full menu including fish 'n' chips,...

Madame Rosinka

Click image to see larger view Madame Rosinka is practically an institution in Santa Barbara, Licensed by the city since 1951 as a Consultant and Spiritual Advisor, she'll help you look into your past, examine your present, and explore...

Madame Rosinka celebrates 50 years

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Madame Rosinka celebrates 50 years as longest Stearns Wharf merchant The iconic Madame Rosinka has been offering spiritual advice on Stearns Wharf for 50 years. Sonia Rosinka’s parents, both of Yugoslavian d...

Merchants

Celebration Cruises 237 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (805)465-6676   Char West 221 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101  (805)962-5631 Hours Sunday through Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm   ...

Miguel Flores – general manager at Moby Dick

Stearns Wharf Press Releases Miguel Flores – general manager at Moby Dick, a family–friendly restaurant on Stearns Wharf – celebrates 10 years at the oceanfront restaurant this year. NoozHawk Article     Casa Magazine Flores grew up i...

Moby Dick

The Moby Dick offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the harbor entrance as our spectacular backdrop. Fresh fish, a children's menu, reasonable prices, a full bar, and friendly service, make the Moby Dick Restaurant a Santa Barbara tradition...

Mother Stearns Candy Company

Welcome to world famous Mother Stearns Candy Company, as featured-- okay, maybe not "featured"-- on the cover of Sunset Magazine . We carry hundreds of different varieties of candy, from old fashioned hard candies to gummy bears. We have 25 different...

Nature's Own

   An assortment of shells, minerals, and rocks from all over the world. Nature's Own Gallery offers a wonderful selection of shells, fine jewelry, candles and interior design items. We focus on natural products in all our goods....

Nature’s Own Gallery features new rare specimens

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Nature’s Own Gallery features new rare specimens and jewelry lines on Stearns Wharf Family–owned and –operated on Stearns Wharf since 1981, Nature’s Own Gallery is featuring a 500 million-year-old Trilobi...

Old Wharf Trading Company

Much More Than Just Nautical Gifts The Old Wharf Trading Company is the largest general merchandise store on the wharf. We feature a wide variety of gifts and decorator items, along with clothing, toys, books and much more. 217 Stearns Wharf...

Old Wharf Trading Company

Stearns Wharf Press Releases Old Wharf Trading Company Noozhawk Article Old Wharf Trading Company , a clothing and souvenir shop on Stearns Wharf, recently hired a new manager. Rina Mitchell brings a wealth of managerial experience to...

Press Releases

Fourth of July Tuesday, July 4th 2017     MCASB Opens Groundbreaking Exhibition on Stearns Wharf with Community Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Sunday, March 26, 2017 Sea Center at Stearns Wharf     ...

Privacy Policy

Public Forums and External Links This site may display information and images from Social Media forums about Stearns Wharf. Any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information. Please exercise...

Recreation

Celebration Cruises Celebration Cruises Santa Barbara located at Stearns Wharf is a luxury 42-Passenger yacht. Running daily, our schedule offers a variety of fun and romantic cruises to fit everyone’s needs including, sunset cruises, b...

Restaurants

Char West Charburgers, cheeseburgers and the yummiest fish and chips this side of the English Channel. 221 Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 962-5631 Hours Sunday through Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm The...

Rock The Wharf

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Rock the Wharf Rock the Wharf Series 2016—2017 View the following Press Releases spanning over a four months of four "Rock The Wharf" events held on Stearns Wharf. Rock The Wharf,...

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

"That great little crab place on the wharf" Initially established in 1979 as a buying station for local lobster and abalone, Santa Barbara Shellfish has evolved into the area expert when it comes to local crustaceans, shrimp, and other seafood...

Sea Center

Discover the wondrous sea creatures of a tide pool. Explore the scales of a shark. Imagine being an oceanographer.   Discover fascinating marine life under Stearns Wharf at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. Experience...

Shellfish Co. offers limited-time Ridgeback Shrimp

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   SB Shellfish Co. offers limited-time Ridgeback Shrimp The local Ridgeback Shrimp season is open now through the end of May and that means these large shrimp are served at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company,...

Specialty Shops

Listed in Alphabetical Order Coastal Treasures We are a family owned store, located UPSTAIRS in the first brown building on the left. 217-E Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101  (805)966-7643. Hours Seasonal Deep S...

Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle

   Call for the latest information for fishing on Stearns Wharf 230 Stearns Wharf #B Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 965-1333

Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle offers new lure

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle offers new lure: same results, half the price The owner of Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle—the furthest store off shore at the end of the wharf, first visited the store w...

Stearns Wharf Lil’ Toot water taxi announces private charter service

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Stearns Wharf Lil’ Toot water taxi announces private charter service Santa Barbara’s iconic Lil’ Toot water taxi, operated by Santa Barbara Water Taxi located on Stearns Wharf, can now be rented out for p...

Stearns Wharf Merchants Association announces officers

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Stearns Wharf Merchants Association announces officers The Stearns Wharf Merchants Association, a group dedicated to ensuring Santa Barbara’s iconic Stearns Wharf remains economically viable, has announced i...

Stearns Wharf offers hand-made Fudge

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Stearns Wharf offers hand-made Fudge At least twice a week, Judi Bruskin makes home-made fudge in Mother Stearns Candy Company’s small kitchen on Stearns Wharf. The labor of love is worth every minute. “People com...

Stearns Wharf Pet Policy

Dogs are allowed Stearns Wharf and there are rules/laws/regulations that govern animals and/or dogs. Most of the laws are common among municipalities. For example, dogs must be on a leash, less than 6' in length, the dog must always be under the immediate...

Testimonials

Read about our costumers. They say great things.   Review of Stearns Wharf, from Tripadvisor Ranked #24 of 69 attractions in Santa Barbara. No visit to Santa Barbara would be complete wtihout a stroll down this beautiful wharf. Also a...

The Great Pacific Ice Cream Company

    32 flavors of fine ice creams and sherbets, handmade locally . Open 7 days a week. . Address: 219 Stearns Wharf # A Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone:(805) 962-0108 Hours: Open today 10:00 am - 6:00 pm &nbs...

The Great Pacific Ice Cream Company’s 30th Anniversary

Stearns Wharf Press Releases In honor of The Great Pacific Ice Cream Company’s 30th anniversary, Pecan Praline is back based on popular demand. Owner and President Francisco Aguilera shares the 30-year anniversary with Great Pacific, which i...

The Origin of Salt Water Taffy

The Origins of Salt Water Taffy (according to Mother Stearns)     In October 1872, a peg-legged attorney-turned-lumberman named John Stearns completed his wharf at the foot of State Street. Thereafter, lumber arriving...

Topside Resort Wear

More Than Just a Tee-Shirt Shop Topside is the largest clothing store on the wharf. We offer a well-rounded selection of resortwear clothing, including sweatshirts and tops, and unique gift items. Sure, we also have lots of tee-shirts! 805.962.4118...

Travel Directions to Stearns Wharf

Loading... There may be construction on Cabrillo Blvd or on lower State St, follow detours. Free parking in the 90 minute areas are available in several lots along the waterfront on Cabrillo Blvd. View the Stearns Wharf parking...

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Stearns Wharf Kicks Off the Holidays with Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday, December 11, 2016   The Honorable Mayor Helene Schneider will turn on the lights of a beautiful 25-foot Green White...

Valentines

The following merchants have specials on Valentines Day Celebration Cruises Valentines Brunch Aboard Azure Seas Sunday, February 12th , 2017 11:00AM–1:00PM $65 per person Includes: Strawberry Bellini when boarding ...