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Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 

Beach Wheelchairs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Beach wheelchairs, also known as sand chairs, beach access wheelchairs or all-terrain wheelchairs, are designed for outdoor use and have large inflatable wheels allowing them to roll over sand and pebbles with remarkable ease giving a comfortable and safe ride. They make it possible for people with mobility challenges to access some beaches where they may have found it more difficult in their everyday wheelchairs.

The following beaches in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have a sand chair available to hire:

Summerleaze, Bude - Available from Summerleaze Beach Office (Tel: 01288 352226)
Gyllyngvase, Falmouth - Available from Gyllyngvase Beach Cafe (Tel: 01326 312884)
Fistral, Newquay - Available from Fistral Surf Hire Shop (Tel: 01637 850584)
Mawgan Porth, Newquay - Available from Betty’s News, (Tel: 01637 860240) or Kingsurf Surf School, (Tel: 07917 054551)
Towan, Newquay - Available from Blue Reef Aquarium (Tel: 01637 878134)
Watergate Bay, Newquay - Available from Watergate Bay Hotel (Tel: 01637 860543)
Watergate Bay, Newquay - Available from Watergate Bay Hotel (Tel: 01637 860543)
Marazion & St Michael’s Mount, Penzance - Available from St Michael’s Mount (Tel: 01736 710265)
Polzeath , near Wadebridge - Available from Wavehunters Surf School. (Tel: 01208 880617) Two sand chairs at this beach
Town Beach, Looe - Available from Looe Town Trust Seafront Workshops (Tel: 01503 263709)
Perranporth - Available from Perranporth Gardens Charities (Tel: 07881 521730)
Porthcressa, St Marys, Isles of Scilly - Available from Town Hall, Isles of Scilly (Tel: 01720 422537)

Download a PDF map showing the locations of these beaches.

Map and images supplied by Cornwall Mobility and location information supplied by Disability Cornwall

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