oceans, beaches and happy vibes – INTERNATIONAL
Accessible beach life and healing ocean vibes in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Caribbean, Cyprus, France, Greece, India, Italy, Martinique, New Zealand, Portugal, 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 500+ accessible beaches!
Editor’s pick: FRANCE Handiplage
Are you planning a trip to France?
Check out this huge beaches database at the Handiplage website.
Handiplage in France has detailed information on 120+ accessible beaches throughout the entire country!
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!
If you go for an amount of time of digging, you find a lot of accessible beaches around the world. We did some research.
More and more cities and municipalities sharing detailed beach access information, like the American city of Venice, in Florida.
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.
More beach life
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.
25 accessible beaches on the gorgeous island of Cyprus in the Mediterrean Sea
Read detailed information about the beaches in Cyprus.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
200+ accessible beaches
The list of 223 accessible beaches in 2021, which can be seen in full on the INR website (https://www.inr.pt/programa-praia-acessivel), includes 49 river or lake bathing areas (lakes) and 175 sea areas, with 18 in the Azores, eight in Madeira and the rest on the mainland.
BEACH HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD
A FANTASTIC beach hotel in Belgium is located near the airport and near the beach: Hotel Middelpunt.
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.
The Great Ocean Stays fully accessible rentals in Ocean Grove are located 5 minutes from the beach.
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!
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.