Santa Barbara’s number 1 attraction

Stearns Wharf at Dawn, Credit: Guylene GadalStearns Wharf at Dawn - Drone image by Guylene GadalSea Center Whale, credit: Guylene GadalHarbor Restaurant & LongboardsMoby Dick RestaurantSanta Barbara Shellfish CompanyTopside Resort Wear and Old Wharf Trading Co

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. Click here for information about the Stearns Wharf Sea Center event rentals


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 delicious candy at Mother Stearns Candy Shop, Ice Cream at the Great Pacific Ice Cream Company, Santa Barbara resort wear and souvenirs at Old Wharf Trading, unique shells and minerals at Nature's Own Gift Shop, and Wine tasting at Conway Family Wines.

Stearns Wharf