The Best Skateparks in Cornwall
12th August 2021
Kids have a lot of energy, and skateboarding, cycling and scooting are great ways to burn this off. We’re really pleased to say that here at Polmanter, we’ve changed a rule in the park so that guests are allowed to use their scooters to get around. We know that this will be especially welcome to our younger guests, and we hope they enjoy (safely) riding around the site on two or three wheels.
But what about the skateboarders?
We don’t really have the terrain for riders; however, a fantastic new skatepark has just opened up down the road in St Ives, and there are plenty of other skateparks in Cornwall.
We’ve made a list of some of our favourite skateparks in Cornwall (plus a fantastic place for bikes). Here’s a guide to the closest skateparks to St Ives, as well as a few that are definitely worth the journey.
St Ives Skatepark
We’re so lucky to have had a fabulous new skatepark open close to Polmanter. Earlier this year, following a lot of hard work from local groups, St Ives skatepark opened its ramps.
It’s in a pleasant park on the Polmanter side of St Ives, and features skatelite ramps on a concrete base. The back-and-forth course isn’t too challenging so suits a range of skills. And it’s so close!
Penzance: Two Skateparks
Coombe Road Skatepark TR18 3HU
Wherrytown Skatepark TR18 4NP
Nearby Penzance is lucky enough to have two skateparks. Coombe Road is loved for its bowl section, while Wherrytown is better for varied street style skating.
Both are close to playgrounds should you need to entertain younger siblings. Location-wise, Wherrytown has the edge, as it’s right on Penzance prom.
Hayle skatepark is just a short drive from St Ives, if you fancy a change of scene. It’s in the Rec, Hayle recreation ground, so again there’s a good playground for younger sibs.
The concrete skatepark consists of two bowls, with plenty to challenge riders of all abilities. Luckily, there’s a takeaway for waiting parents, and free parking nearby.
Newquay Concrete Waves Skatepark
This large skatepark shares a car park with Newquay Zoo, so you can make a real day of it. Concrete Waves is a fantastic skatepark, built by Maverick in 2018.
There are four separate areas: a retro-style pool, a street run, a stair set and an impressive bowl. There’s something here for all levels of experience.
Mount Hawke Skatepark
Mount Hawke is an awesome skatepark – not least because of its massive indoor section. It’s a bit more of a drive from St Ives than the other options, but it’s definitely worth it on a wet day.
It’s split into several different sections, and there’s also a new outdoor plaza. It’s suitable for all skill levels; and if you have a rider in your party, Mount Hawke is a must-visit attraction. Visit the Mount Hawke website to book your slot.
The Track in Portreath
But what if you’ve brought a bike enthusiast rather than a skateboarder to Cornwall? Book in at The Track in Portreath. It’s near Redruth, so is a fairly quick drive up the A30 from St Ives.
There are miles of trails and plenty of jumps, and the staff here are great at boosting confidence and helping develop new skills. Find out more at The Track’s website.
Prefer to cycle “in the wild”? Take a look at the Cornish cycle routes on the Sustrans website.
Hopefully this has given you a few ideas. If you have a favourite skatepark in Cornwall, please let us know, so we can share it with other riders.