Stearns Wharf

The Entrance to Stearn's Wharf

The Entrance to Stearn’s Wharf

In 1985, Local Sculptor Bud Bottoms Created the Dolphin Family Sculpture That Adorns The Santa Barbara Friendship Fountain.

In 1985, Local Sculptor Bud Bottoms Created the Dolphin Family Sculpture That Adorns The Santa Barbara Friendship Fountain.

See the Car Driving Onto the Wharf? That's Totally Legal; In Fact, There's Parking Right on the Wharf Too. If You Shop or Eat on the Wharf, Be Sure to Ask Them to Validate Your Parking.

See the Car Driving Onto the Wharf? That’s Totally Legal; In Fact, There’s Parking Right on the Wharf Too. If You Shop or Eat on the Wharf, Be Sure to Ask Them to Validate Your Parking.

The Ty Warner Sea Center

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History maintains an educational facility on Stearn’s Wharf. It is known as the Ty Warner Sea Center, and it is open to the public.

Restaurants on Stearns Wharf

What are you hungry for? Seafood? Burgers? Something else? Whether you’re in the mood for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart or a quick fish and chips lunch with the kids, you’ll find interesting restaurants to suit. See the Stearn’s Wharf restaurant directory for more specific details about the restaurants located on the wharf.

See Also: Santa Barbara Restaurants

Water Taxi Rides to and From Stearns Wharf

If you’d like to take a brief tour of the Santa Barbara waterfront area, the Lil Toot water taxi might be of interest to you. You can catch the water taxi right on Stearn’s Wharf; from there, you’ll be taken to the Santa Barbara Harbor. The water taxi also makes trips starting from the harbor, so you can get to the Wharf from the harbor on Lil Toot if you prefer that.

Free Movies on Stearns Wharf

Sometimes, the City of Santa Barbara and the Stearns Wharf Business Association team up to offer free movies to the public. You can attend the movies right on Stearn’s Wharf. No promises that free movies will be available when you’re planning to be in Santa Barbara, but you can check the schedule and get more information at the following links:

How to Get to Stearns Wharf

Roughly where State Street ends at the ocean, Stearns Wharf begins. Cabrillo Blvd. is the cross street. The wharf is located on the Santa Barbara waterfront; it’s close to the Santa Barbara Harbor, which is clearly visible from the wharf. See this page for precise driving directions to Stearns Wharf.

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