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Accessible beach life and healing ocean vibes in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Caribbean, Cyprus, France, Greece, India, Italy, Martinique, New Zealand, Romania, Senegal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

VAMOS A LA PLAYA!

We are going to the beach, are you coming? Yes, you can!

In this blog we share an amazing number of accessible beaches around the world. You would not imagine, but we found some 300+ accessible beaches!

Accessible beach life around the world. 300+ beaches.
Beach toilet, Lloret de Mar, Spain

Editor’s pick: FRANCE Handiplage

Are you planning a trip to France?

Check out this huge beaches database at the Handiplage website.

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Handiplage in France has detailed information on 120+ accessible beaches throughout the entire country!

Beach access

More and more cities and municipalities are investing in beach access. Local charities or adaptive sports organizations often work together with city councils to make it happen.

Over the past 10 years, beach access has been improving around the world

This will no doubt continue with double speed in the near future due to social media posts sharing photos of accessible beaches.

Share your best beach location in the comments!

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Of course the beach makes you think of Spain or the Caribbean: romantic Martinique.

If you go for an amount of time of digging, you find a lot of accessible beaches around the world. We did some research.

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UNITED STATES

More and more cities and municipalities sharing detailed beach access information, like the American city of Venice, in Florida.

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Or in California, where a detailed map is available to know all beach wheelchair or ramps and other access facilities at more than 100 beaches!

TIP: take your own wheels along

One of the major goals of the international team at WheelEEZ is to make this ‘rolling’ facility available to many people in the world. Working with super-engaged, multi-national team members worldwide, helps to reach that goal.

The WheelEEZ team is especially proud of their high quality mobility range of products, including the Sandcruiser and the Sandpiper and a Conversion Kit.

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EUROPE

The Mediterranean is a lovely holiday destination, all the way from Spain to Greece

In Europe there are many beaches, but how accessible are they?

Cyprus, with its year round mild climate is a lovely destination. The accessible beach program in Cyprus is outstanding. Scroll down for more information about accessible beaches in Europe.

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Crete
Cyprus

Cyprus

25 accessible beaches on the gorgeous island of Cyprus in the Mediterrean Sea

Read detailed information about the beaches in Cyprus.

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Accessible beach life and healing ocean vibes
Heraklion

Crete

Have you been to this gorgeous Greek island?

Tourist Guides of Crete shares:

“Amoudara is a lovely beach located just 5 kilometres west of the town of Heraklion. It has been awarded the Blue Flag for its cleanliness.

The sandy beach features all the conveniences for its visitors such as toilets, shower, lifeguard station, first aid station, sun umbrellas and sun-loungers. Access to the beach is made easier by wooden walkways and ramps”.

20+ wheelchair friendly beaches in Crete

At this website Cretan Beaches you can find several beaches and detailed info for every beach. Choose your preferences in the menu and search bar.

https://www.cretanbeaches.com/en/sea-tourism/central-crete-beaches-rethymnon/adelianos-kambos-beach-rethymnon

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Romania

Accessible beach life

Down by the Black Sea … maybe not your first thought, but in Romania you can also enjoy the beach.

Read more about the famous wellness and beach resort in Eforie Nord at the website of Accessible Romania.

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United Kingdom

Meet a pony riding at the beach in Scotland

Another beautiful story we really would like to share in this sandy blog, is about Simon Mulholland, who takes people to the beach with his pony.

He lives in Scotland making the countryside accessible to everyone. Simon has been doing so since 2010 already.

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ASIA

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India

Andaman beach

In India local reporter Rahul shows you all about beach life in Andaman.

Beach access in this huge country is not a given on many beaches, but more and more it is on the agenda of tourism board and city councils.

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BEACH HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD

BELGIUM

A FANTASTIC beach hotel in Belgium is located near the airport and near the beach: Hotel Middelpunt.

Belgium
Hotel Middelpunt, Belgium

SENEGAL

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On the coast of West Africa you will find the fully accessible hotelvilla in Senegal, near the beach of Bargny, where you can stay with your whole family or in groups.

Senegal
Bargny beach, Senegal – KMC Residence

AUSTRALIA -VICTORIA

The Great Ocean Stays fully accessible rentals in Ocean Grove are located 5 minutes from the beach.

Australia

Barwon Heads – Ocean Grove

Beach Life Savers

Bring your Access Trax

A day at the beach, or even just a stroll for a few hours along the shore is such a lovely experience!

Access Trax is an absolute beach access winner.

This San Diego based company has shipped the foldable, lightweight mats to Asia, Australia, Europe, Central and North America.

It is not a surprise this social start up is the winner of the Federal Expres Grant 2020, a contest where 4000 companies had registered!

Beach wheelchairs are not for everyone

For people who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices, it can be difficult to get on the beach due to the sand. Beach wheelchairs may not be available or a feasible option for everyone.

It is truly a fantastic solution, the revolutionary Access Trax.

A portable pathway, foldable, easy in use, and it can be carry-on luggage on airplanes!

The adaptive surfing community has embraced this wonderful pathway, invented in California, where beach life is a second nature.

Beach hotels, resorts and clubs – have your trax ready

We would like to see beach resorts and hotels as well as beach clubs have their own set of Access Trax ready to use. It is good for every day use, events, weddings and travel. Basically all wheels benefit, people using a walker, parents using a stroller.

RENT, BUY, DONATE

For details visit the website of Access Trax.

Accessible beach life and healing ocean vibes

Beautiful words about the ocean

When you dream of the beach, you can almost hear and smell the ocean. Enjoy these beautiful quotes about the ocean, the beach, surfing and waves you find here.

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”

Sarah Kay

Or watch this video below!

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Accessible beaches in the news

We did some research online and found high quality content sharing information about accessible beaches, providing detailed information and photos.

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Australia

8 beach access points and accessible viewing platforms in Gold Coast

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Canada

10 accessible beaches in Ontario

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Cyprus

26 accessible beaches

France

89 accessible beaches Handiplage

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Italy

Sicily accessible beaches – 9 cities with over 100 accessible locations with beach wheelchairs or walkways.

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New Zealand

11 locations beach wheelchairs available or beach mats

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Spain

16 accessible beaches in Andalusia

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United States

10 best beaches article by SpinalCord.com

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United Kingdom

45 accessible beaches in Cornwall

Scotland

Accessible Beaches App

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