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The Wharf’s Walk

Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara

Stroll the Santa Barbara pier

Kimpton Canary Hotel is a top choice among guests looking for hotels near Stearns Wharf, the longest deep-water wharf between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The famous wharf was built in 1872 and is known as the oldest working wharf in all of California. Consider it a catch-all for ocean activities, surf-inspired local dining, sightseeing, and shopping, as well as home to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

Eat + Drink

  • Moby Dick Restaurant – family friendly, fresh seafood with an outdoor patio and daily happy hour from 4-6pm
  • SB Shellfish Company – catch-of-the-day fish shack at the end of the pier
  • Longboards’ Grill – relaxed, casual dining with an outdoor patio
  • Char West – a quick-serve fish and chip shop that’s dog-friendly


  • Conway Family Wines – sip and savor local wine in this tasting room open daily
  • Mother Stearns Candy Company – variety of old-fashioned candy including salt water taffy
  • Nature’s Own Gallery – shells, fossils, minerals and jewelry
  • Sterns Wharf Bait & Tackle – rent fishing gear daily, no fishing license necessary
  • The Great Pacific Ice Cream Company – 32 flavors of ice cream handmade locally

Getting There

Stearns Wharf is 1 mile from Kimpton Canary. Driving on the wharf is permitted with free parking for the first 90 minutes. For more information, check here.