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accessible beach life – let’s go to the beach around the world

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

If you use the search ‘beach’ at our website, you go from California and Florida to Thailand, to Australia. Or Cyprus and Crete.

In this post we share lots of accessible beaches around the world. You would not imagine, but we found some 300+ accessible beaches!
An excellent overview you can find in France.

Editor’s pick: Handiplage in France has detailed information on 89 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.

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Of course it brings you to Spain and to the Caribbean: Jamaica and Martinique. Read more in our country guides about these beautiful destinations.

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

This will no doubt continue with double speed in the near future due to social media posts sharing photos of accessible beaches, and more and more cities and municipalities sharing detailed beach access information, like the American city of Venice in Florida in the United States.

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 – Accessible beach life

In Europe there are many beaches, but how accessible are they? The Mediterranean is a lovely holiday destination, from Spain to Greece. 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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Beach toilet, Lloret de Mar, Spain

Have you been to gorgeous Greek island of Crete?

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

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

Read detailed information about the beaches in Cyprus here:


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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 here.

UK – Take a pony 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.


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.

Beach Hotels – around the world

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

Thiking of beautiful beaches in Thailand? There are fully accessible resorts and affordable holiday rentals in the land of 1000 smiles.

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.

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Bargny beach, Senegal – KMC Residence

San Diego, California is home to 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!

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!

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San Diego, California

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

Here at Accessible Travel News 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. To learn more, visit the website of Access Trax.

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. 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.

Australia – city of Gold Coast – 8 beach access points and accessible viewing platforms

Canada – 10 accessible beaches in Ontario

France – 89 accessible beaches Handiplage

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

Spain – 16 accessible beaches in Andalusia

New Zealand – 11 locations beach wheelchairs available or beach mats

United States – 10 best beaches article by

United Kingdom – 45 accessible beaches in Cornwall

Scotland – Accessible Beaches App

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This post was updated July 23, 2020

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