A surfboard isn’t the only kind of board you can enjoy on Cocoa Beach. The Cocoa Beach Skate Park offers another outdoor activity under the beautiful Space Coast sunshine. The CB Skateboard Company operates the skate park and its on-site skate shop, located right behind the high school – so it always seems to be hoppin’.
This concrete park has challenging “bowls,” rails and a half pipe and cheerful staff. Best of all, the prices are super low.
Even if you don’t skate, pack a snack and a picnic blanket, watch the skaters get their wheels dirty to music and prepare to be entertained. Stay until after the sun sets; the park is well illuminated until it closes.
Cocoa Beach Skate Park is great for skaters and those who just want to watch the action, too — Photo courtesy of Manny Valdes
Need more practice before you scrape the cement with the big wheels? Check out the “learning sessions” Saturday mornings for younger skaters under 12. Youth can also participate in the JuniorTeam, for kids 11 and under. Every summer, the skate park organizes a summer skateboard camp.
The Cocoa Beach Skate Park plays host to a variety of skating events every year, such as the annual Monster Mini Ramp Contest, one of the Space Coast’s longest running annual events, according to the park’s website.
The NKF Skate Jam competition draws more than 80 participants and includes a clever “Surf N Turf” contest, which is a bowl contest on land and a surf contest in the water. And the Oakley Bowl Jam is a free competition where every participant receives a prize. The kids with the worst wheels even get a free set of wheels, courtesy of Oakley.
In October, the skate park holds its annual Ghost Jam, with a costume contest (for best and worst costume) and a “trick obstacle” contest. In celebration of Earth Day, the park has been known to offer free skating for part of the day.
Tip: If you have your own helmet, bring it; it’ll save you a couple bucks in rental costs. You are required to wear proper protective gear, including a helmet and pads.
Long after the skate park closes (at 9 p.m., or 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), you can shop the online Webshop 24/7. Here, you can buy the highest-quality wheels, decks and all of your skating goodies, with free shipping on orders of $89 or more.
If you enjoy skating, you might also check out the Satellite Beach Skate Park, a 13,000-square-foot park on the beach that is designed for skateboarding, inline skating and quad-wheel skating.