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Santa Barbara Attractions
Santa Barbara Harbor
— Santa Barbara Yacht Club
— Water Taxi
— Parade of Lights & Fireworks

Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, Southern California

Santa Barbara Harbor

The Santa Barbara Harbor is one of the main attractions of the city. If you love boating, fishing or sailing, you will not want to miss this area of the city.

Sailing in Santa Barbara Harbor

Santa Barbara Yacht Club
Santa Barbara Harbor is home to the famous Santa Barbara Yacht Club (pictured below) — it's the second oldest yacht club in California (San Francisco's St. Francis Yacht Club is the oldest). During a visit here, we enjoyed watching one of the Regattas — known to locals as "Wet Wednesday Races."

Santa Barbara Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Harbor, So CA

Walk out to the end of the harbor to get the best ocean (and Regatta) views — depending on the time of day, waves may splash up on sections of the Breakway, so pay attention if you don't want to get wet.

Santa Barbara Yacht Club - View of Sailing Races in the Ocean

Maritime Museum,
Shops & Restaurants

Santa Barbara Harbor, located on the Waterfront a short distance from the historic Stearns Wharf, also has a number of fun harbor-view restaurants and bars, as well as a Maritime Museum.

Boat Charters & Cruises
Boats are available for Charters and Harbor Cruises. Sailing, Diving and Kayaking Lessons are also offered.

Santa Barbara Water Taxi

Santa Barbara Water Taxi
— Harbor to Wharf

Santa Barbara Water Taxi

Hop aboard "Lil' Toot" — a Santa Barbara tradition since 2003 — and see Santa Barbara's Waterfront via Water Taxi.

Half-hourly Water Taxi trips run between the harbor and Stearns Wharf daily (weather-permitting). Fun for kids and adults alike!

Summer: 12 noon-6pm
Winter: 12 noon-sunset



Full Moon at Night - view of the Pacific Ocean from Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, Southern California

Stunning Harbor Views
Enjoy stunning harbor views anytime of the day — particularly during sunset and at night with a full moon.

Santa Barbara Waterfront, Santa Barbara, Southern California

Santa Barbara Harbor /
Harbor View Restaurants

Breakwater Restaurant

Brophy Bros Clam Bar & Restaurant
- 805-966-4418

Brophy Bros is a popular harbor hang-out, the place has a definite buzz; don't come here for quiet conversation. Narrow outdoor deck overlooks the harbor; cozy indoor dining. Reservations are recommended during peak times.

Endless Summer Cafe
- 805-564-4666
(Pool Tables)

Waterfront Grill
- 805-564-1200

Parade of Lights
and Fireworks Show

Every December, visitors and locals flock to the Waterfront to see the lighted boats and yachts participate in the Annual Parade of Lights and Fireworks Show — the Harbor Breakwater and Stearns Wharf provide the best views for this FUN event.


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Santa Barbara Harbor


Santa Barbara Yacht Club
130 Harbor Way



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