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Beach Wheelchairs for Hire

So many of us enjoy the pleasure of sitting on the beach and paddling in the sea.

For wheelchair users this is often denied as you struggle to move through sand and stones - even with a helping hand!

More resorts are addressing this problem with improved access, slopes, wheelchair friendly beach huts and more recently beach wheelchairs.

They are often hired by the day - sometimes free of charge or for a nominal fee.  They may be provided by local councils or local disability groups.

There is usually a deposit that will be given back on the safe return of the beach wheelchair.

So, how do you find one?

If you are on holiday at the moment the local Tourist Information should be able to let you know about wheelchair accessible beaches and the opportunities to hire a wheelchair in the area.

The map below shows the location of beach wheelchairs for hire in the UK that we are know about.

If you are aware of any others please let us know so we can add them to the map.  Thank you.

Click on the individual markers to find out about a beach wheelchair.  The link provided will take you to more information.

With your help we hope to create an awesome resource of accessible beach locations with disabled facilities.

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This beach is covered by the charity Beach Access North East, which also covers Newbiggin-by-the-sea, Whitley Bay and Tynemouth Longsands, it is like …

Balmedie Beach, Aberdeenshire 
For information check out the Balmedie beach wheelchairs Facebook page. There are 5 different types / sizes of beach wheelchairs, which are free to …

Beach Wheelchairs - Jersey 
Jersey has beach wheelchairs at seven locations around the island. They are available for use by anyone with a long term disability, temporary mobility …

Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1DR 
A project of Beach Wheelchairs. This is a container which has two beach wheelchairs available for free hire. We have a large hippocampe beach wheelchair …

Sandbanks, Shore Road & Branksome Chine Beaches, Poole 
Poole has become the first place in Britain to pilot MobiMats, and floating beach wheelchairs. Launched on Tuesday 26 July by the Mayor of Poole, Cllr …

Rhyl, Prestatyn  
They are located in the lifeguard Shed and you just leave your wheelchair as a deposit. No lap strap provided so take your own. ANSWER: Many …

Boscombe Beach - Accessible Beach Huts 
Bournemouth is really leading the way with their stunning accessible beach huts at Boscombe Beach. They are the UK’s first purpose designed fully disabled …

Beach Wheelchairs in Cornwall 
Cornwall Mobility, in partnership with Disability Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, work with Cornwall Council as well as a diverse range of coastal charities …

Putsborough Sands - Devon Not rated yet
As you enter the car park, there is one just outside where you pay to get in. I had lots of fun in the sea with it. ANSWER Thank you Lynda for …

Aberavon Beach, Port Talbot Not rated yet
There is a beach wheelchair situated on Aberavon beach. Check out the Facebook page the collection location. There is no fee, we just ask for donations …

Tiree - Scotland Not rated yet
Beach wheelchairs are available from Tiree Ranger Service. Not been to Tiree yet but heard that it is a lovely island with amazing beaches. Our …

Ryde - Isle of Wight Not rated yet
Ask at the swimming pool. They are very helpful. You may have to book the beach wheelchair but we've never had a problem. There is another …

Lowestoft  Not rated yet
Located in the beach officers office. The state-of-the-art wheelchairs are free to use, with only a £20 refundable cash deposit required. There are …

Lyme Regis - Dorset Not rated yet
The town council has three beach wheelchairs so that you can go on our sandy beaches as well as a floating wheelchair so you can enjoy the sea. Each …

Spain Not rated yet
Wheelchair buggies are freely available on many Spanish beaches. ANSWER: Thank you Jan for letting us know about Spain. I didn't realise it …

Whitby, Ryedale and Scarborough - North Yorkshire Not rated yet
Whitby, Ryedale & Scarborough DAG have three Landeez All-terrain Wheelchairs - purpose built lightweight manual wheelchairs suitable for adults and children. …

St Andrews - Fife, Scotland Not rated yet
The chairs are free to hire but donations are welcome. Booking is advisable as they are popular. We were able to watch the Chariots of Fire race start …

Beach Access North East Not rated yet
Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea NE646DB Gateway to stunning Northumberland Coastline. A small historic fishing village …

Fleetwood Not rated yet
We are working on bringing beach wheelchairs to Fleetwood and hope to be up and running soon. This will make our beach more accessible and inclusive …

Seton Sands, East Lothian, Scotland Not rated yet
A medium hippocampe beach wheelchair suitable for children and small adults is available to use at Seton Sands in East Lothian. The beach wheelchair …

Barry Island, Wales Not rated yet
For August 2018 there is free use of beach wheelchairs at Barry Island. The beach wheelchairs were provided by the Vale-based Intersensory Club and …

Ingoldmells, Skegness Not rated yet
Available to hire for free from 14th April 2018 right through till the 27th October 2018. It will be bookable through our website which launches 1st …

Cleethorpes  Not rated yet
Located at Beach Safety Office on sea front (opposite the pier). Collect the beach chair and leave your own wheelchair safely stored in their shed. …

Brighton and Hove - All Terrain Beach Wheelchairs Not rated yet
Brighton and Hove have two all terrain beach wheelchairs for hire from their Seafront Office. They are only able to offer two hour slots. These may …

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Pembrokeshire Beach Wheelchairs Not rated yet
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority purchased the beach wheelchairs after the successful trial by the Pembrokeshire Access Group on Saundersfoot …

Skegness Not rated yet
Situated in the Embassy Theatre, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG. Free to hire just requires a returnable deposit of £20 and some ID. Advanced booking …

Margate, Broadstairs & surrounding area Not rated yet
Beach within Reach is a registered charity and have 15 all terrain wheelchairs available for use on 7 of the beaches, surrounding countryside & attractions …

North Berwick Harbour, East Lothian Scotland Not rated yet
Beach Wheelchairs is a registered charity with 4 different beach wheelchairs and a beach walker available for free hire. We have recently added a …

Studland Bay. Dorset. National Trust Not rated yet
Easy to push. Returnable deposit needed. Need to book. Gives you lots of beach space especially if you have special needs equipment. ANSWER: …

Saunton Sands Devon Not rated yet
They have a Landeez wheelchair here for hire. Not sure of cost as the man who hired it before me was late and they waived the charge. Best to book …

Great Yarmouth Not rated yet
Hi I live in Lowestoft, very near Great Yarmouth, and I happened to know that they have beach wheelchairs in Yarmouth, though sadly not in Lowestoft where …

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