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Now Everyone Can Access California’s Beaches


beach-wheelchair1The California Coastal Commission is committed to helping all residents of the state experience the beach firsthand. To that end beach wheelchairs are available up and down the state. Beach wheelchairs are equipped with large, wide wheels which can roll across the sand without sinking. They usually require users to be accompanied by someone pushing them, although several California locations offer motorized chairs which may be self-propelled.

All of the beaches listed lend wheelchairs free of charge. Users may be asked to leave a form of personal identification while borrowing the chair. Chairs are most commonly available from a lifeguard or the entrance kiosk at a beach, although a few are handled by concessionaires whose names appear on the list. Some may be reserved ahead of time, while others are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call ahead for availability.

To find out which California beaches offer wheelchairs, explore www.coastal.ca.gov>