If your dream vacation involves sunshine, beautiful beaches and skateboarding, Santa Barbara is the place to visit. Santa Barbara features a skate park called Skater’s Point, where you can go skateboarding right at the beach. You’ll enjoy a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean, Stearn’s Wharf and Fool’s Anchorage while you show off your skateboarding tricks (or just get some practice in.)
Admission to the park is free, but you might have to pay for parking if you come by car.
Skater’s Point — A Free Public Skate Park in Santa Barbara, California
- Rails, banks, ramps and ledges
- A Grand slam pyramid
- A taco bowl
- Grind curbs
- Half pipe
Skate Park Hours: 8 am – 1/2 hour after sunset. The park is open every day of the week.
Who Can Use Skater’s Point?
The park is open to skateboarders, roller bladers, and roller skaters of any age.
This park is suitable for skaters of all skill levels. It has much to offer everyone — beginners, intermediate and advanced skaters.
Please note that beginning skaters and young children will want to come before noon on weekends; after noon, the park is likely to get crowded, and possibly rowdy. In any case, the park is a use-at-your-own-risk facility at all times.
Much of the park should be manageable for skaters with basic skills. The facilities themselves offer solid skating opportunities — plenty of good technical stuff without there being much that’s too radically scary.
However, the facilities are only a part of the picture; safety factors are also affected by the people who are actually using the facilities at any given time. While using the park’s facilities, you do need to be diligently aware of the others around you, and particularly the bikers who occasionally show up in the park. Technically, bikes aren’t allowed in the park, but you’ll sometimes find them there nevertheless.
Wear Your Helmet and Protective Pads
Skaters need to wear helmets, knee pads and elbow pads. This is spelled out in the park rules, and it’s also the local law. Be aware that the park is a “use at your own risk” facility. While the photos above do show some people who aren’t wearing protective gear, you should also be aware that those people risked a) getting tickets and b) getting seriously injured. Please skate responsibly!