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 on the map below own their own wheelchairs and lend them free
of charge. Please contact beaches directly to make arrangements to use their
chairs. 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.
The California Coastal Commission is sharing this information as part of a
commitment to helping all residents of the state experience the beach
firsthand. Do you know a California beach with a wheelchair that is missing
from this list? Please e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.