Businesses on Stearns Wharf are reopening

Who:       Stearns Wharf businesses
What:     The businesses on Stearns Wharf are Reopening
When:     Now
Where:   Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA
Why:       Covid-19 Phase 2 implementation

Lil Toot with a mask
Stearns Wharf has been open during the Pandemic with only a few of the restaurants available for takeout.  Phase 2 implementation has allowed almost all of the businesses to reopen. The Sea Center and Conway Winery will start to reopen when safe to do so, likely in Phase 3.

If you looking to get out and get some fresh air, check out Stearns Wharf.  For public safety the businesses are certifying to the County/State Health requirements.  There’s a lot of room for safe distancing, all the restaurants have outdoor seating, and as always – fishing is free.  We believe everybody should stay healthy, so masks are required for entry into the shops and restaurants; Lil’ Toot is wearing a mask too!.

Stearns wharf has the best views of the Channel Islands and Santa Barbara.  Parking on the wharf and the adjacent lots are not monitored at this time, so take advantage of the free parking.  Visit your favorite shop or restaurants and watch for future openings!


Celebration Cruises and Lil’ Toot Open
Char West Open
Conway Deep Sea Tasting Room Will open in Phase 3
Deep Blue Sea Open
Great Pacific Ice Cream Co Open
Harbor Restaurant and Longboards Open
Madame Rosinka By Appointment
Moby Dick Restaurant Will open June 15
Mother Stearns Candy Company Open
Nature’s Own Gallery Open
Old Wharf Trading Co. & Topside Clothing Open
Santa Barbara Shellfish Open
Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle Open
Sea Center Will open in Phase 3


Stearns Wharf is located in the harbor in Santa Barbara, California. 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 century.   Stearns Wharf, Your local destination – and where State Street Meets the Sea.  Ninety minutes free parking, and always dog-on-a-leash friendly. 

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