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Beach Wheelchairs in Cornwall

by Gwen
(Cornwall)

Map showing locations of Beach Wheelchairs in Cornwall

Map showing locations of 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 and businesses in providing all-terrain wheelchairs, also known as sand chairs, for the public to use on a number of beaches in Cornwall.

The all-terrain wheelchairs have been designed for outdoor use and have large inflatable wheels which allow them to roll over sand and pebbles with remarkable ease giving a comfortable and safe ride.

This has allowed people with mobility challenges the pleasure and freedom to access and enjoy Cornwall’s beaches where they may have found it more difficult in the past.

The all-terrain wheelchairs are not suitable for all beaches as some are too steep, remote and dangerous for the chairs to be used safely. Cornwall Mobility has ascertained that the beaches where it deploys these chairs for public use are safe and suitable for their use.

The sand chairs are available along the Cornish coastline as indicated in the map above.

The new chair is available to hire, free of charge, at the following locations:

- Fistral beach, Newquay
- Perranporth Gardens Charities, Perranporth beach
- Riviere Sands Holiday Park, Hayle
- St Michael's Mount, Marazion, and
- Seaton Beach Cafe, Seaton beach, Looe

It is advised that you contact the hire outlet beforehand to ensure that the sand chair is available.

Hire is usually free with a form of surety (driver's licence, hotel key etc).


http://www.cornwallmobility.co.uk/how-we-help/out-and-about-mobility-aids/beach-wheelchair-hire-in-cornwall/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-3V1AKz86U





ANSWER:

Thanks Gwen for posting - it's great to find out about so many locations in such a popular holiday destination.

Just a question from watching your You Tube video...Do the chairs change from the seating position with legs bend to the legs straight position? Or are they different types of chairs?

Julia

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Types of beach wheelchair
by: Anonymous

There are two types of beach wheelchair - the seat of one type is set in a 'straight leg' position; the seat of the other is set in a 'legs down' position.

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by: Julia

That's great - thanks for letting us know.

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Self propelled sand chair
by: Andy

Hello,I'm coming to cornwall this year and was wondering if you do a self propelled sand wheelchair or powered one as I'm on my own
Thanks

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Hi Andy contact Cornwall Mobility direct...

Telephone no: 01872 254920

Email: info@cornwallmobility.co.uk

Let us know how you get on with the beach wheelchairs. Have a great time. Julia

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Self propelled sand chair
by: Andy

Thank you Julia for the info

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Disappointed son
by: Howellsl

Travelled especially to the beach near Falmouth so that our some could use the chair. Rang ahead and left a message.
After getting there, we were told the council hadn’t delivered the chairs this year.
Please update you website so as not to disappoint others.

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Thank you for letting us know. Maybe it was because of COVID???

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No chair available
by: Anonymous

Living in Bude we use Summerleaze beach a lot.

My son is now in need of a wheelchair and Summerleaze beach doesn't have access to it anymore.

I am aware the lovely local surf school Big Blue has tried to get access to hoist the chair but no one seems to want to help.

My son is now cut off from the beach and adapted surf lessons because of this.

Those lessons are a life line for his physical needs and mental health.

Very disappointing for a main tourist beach in North Cornwall.

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HI so sorry you are having difficulties on Summerleaze Beach. Hopefully, your comment can help raise awareness that more beach wheelchairs are required.

It might be worth writing to the local tourist board and Cornwall Mobility.



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Availability
by: Carole

With all the Covid restrictions and disruption please would you be able to confirm that these wheel chairs are available in Summer 2021

Thanks

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Hi Carole I'm sorry I don't know. I have emailed Cornwall Mobility to find out about the availability of beach wheelchairs this summer.


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Summerleaze Beach, Bude, Cornwall

by Alison Solomon
(Daventry, Northamptonshire )

No deposit. Rental only £3 for 5 hours. Had to book in advance, there’s only 1 available.

Made my holiday as meant I was able to enjoy the beach with my granddaughter.

Was quite easy for my husband and son to get me on the beach.

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