Wharf Wednesday Concert line up

As a follow on from last years 150th anniversary, Stearns Wharf merchants will hold Wharf Wednesdays on the first Wednesday of each month through October. Live music: Out of the Blue April 5th 4:00 – 6:00PM King Bee May 3rd 4:00 – 6:00 PM Do No Harm Band June 7th 6:00 – 8:00 PM Double …

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Scavenger Hunt

The Sea Center will host a scavenger hunt from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Kids and adults are invited to enjoy the fun and search for answers in the history-themed hunt that will take you all over Stearns Wharf. A special ocean-related prize awaits those who complete the quest. Back to the 150th Anniversary page

Saturday, October 8th Stearns Wharf to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

Stearns Wharf is more than a nice place to watch boats or fish, it’s a structure that changed the face of Santa Barbara-literally. 150 years ago, Santa Barbara, being surrounded by mountains, was an isolated pueblo. There were no roads into town, there was no railroad. When John Peck Stearns built the wharf in 1872 …

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Sea Center

Open Daily 10:00 AM–5:00 PM For more details on Hours and Tickets…


  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 area to the City to be held in trust for certain priority uses …

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Read about reviews from our visitors. We appreciate each and every one.   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 great place for that Kodak moment while visitng Santa Barbara. Amy …

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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 control of the owner, you must clean up after your dog, and …

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