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Accessible Beaches: Where to find them this summer

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With summer holidays in full swing, many families will be heading to the beach, but for so many families with children and loved ones living with a disability, trips to the beach can be too hard.

Beaches around Australia in recent years have been making a conscious effort to ensure these families are offered the same opportunity as everyone else, with the inclusion of ‘accessible beaches’.

As the number of these accessible beaches have continued to grow, here at HenderCare, we wanted to provide a list of these beaches, to help any families looking for one near them.

South Australia

Seacliff Beach (Adelaide)

Features: Mobi-Chair Floating Beach Wheelchair
Slat Type Access Platform

Normanville Beach (Fleurieu Peninsula)

Features: Mobi-Chair Floating Beach Wheelchair
Slat Type Access Platform

Largs Bay (Adelaide)

Features: Matting on trial through dunes to soft-sand

Semaphore Beach (Adelaide)

Features: Matting on trial through dunes to soft-sand

Semaphore South Beach (Adelaide)

Features: Matting on trial through dunes to soft-sand

Henley Beach (Adelaide)

Features: Mobi-Mat beach access mat to the water’s edge, available 24/7

Whyalla Foreshore (Port Augusta)

Features: Mobi-Mat beach access mat to the water’s edge, available 24/7

 

New South Wales 

Bondi Beach (Eastern Sydney)

Features: Accessible beach matting & ramp

Ballina- Lighthouse Beach (Northern Rivers Region)

Features: Accessible Beach Matting

Avoca Beach (Central Coast of NSW)

Features: Accessible Beach Matting

Newcastle (Cooks Hill SLSC) (Central Coast of NSW) 

Features: Lasher Sport Beach Wheelchair

Fingal Beach 

Features: Accessible Beach Matting

Toowoon Bay Beach 

Features: Accessible Beach Matting

South Cronulla Beach

Features: Accessible Beach Matting & Beach Wheelchairs

Malabar Beach 

Features: Accessible beach matting

 

Victoria

Williamstown Beach (15 mins west of Melbourne)

Features:

24×7 Accessible Beach Matting
Mobi-Chair Beach Wheelchair & Davinci Wheelchair
Accessible Bathroom
Accessible Shower
Accessible Change Room
Accessible Parking

Altona Beach (22 mins west of Melbourne)

Features: 

24×7 Accessible Beach Matting
Sandcruiser Beach Wheelchair
Mobi-Chair Beach Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom
Accessible Shower
Accessible Change Room
Accessible Parking

Mordialloc Beach (25 mins south of Melbourne)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting
Accessible Bathroom
Accessible Parking

Mt Martha Beach (Mornington Peninsula) 

Features:

24×7 Accessible Beach Matting

Accessible Beach
Accessible Bathroom
Accessible Shower
Accessible Change Room
2 x Mobi chairs (weekends only)

St Kilda Beach (10 mins south of Melbourne)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

Mobi-Chair Beach Wheelchair

Changing Places Accessible Bathroom

Port Melbourne (5 mins south of Melbourne CBD)

Features: 

Accessible Beach Matting

Half Moon Bay (35 mins south of Melbourne CBD)

Features:

Mobi-Chair Beach Wheelchair
Accessible Bathroom
Accessible Shower
Accessible Change Room
Accessible Parking

Hampton Beach (35 mins south of Melbourne CBD)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

Mobi-Chair Beach Wheelchair

Accessible Bathroom

Accessible Shower

Accessible Change Room

Carrum Beach (40 mins south of Melbourne CBD)

Features:

Accessible Ramp
Accessible Bathroom
Accessible Change Room
Accessible Parking

Lorne Beach (2 hours drive from Melbourne CBD)

Features:

Accessible Mat
Accessible Hoist
Accessible Change Room
Accessible Parking

 

Queensland

Burleigh Heads Beach (Gold Coast)

Features: 

Accessible Beach Matting
Accessible Bathroom (SLSC)
Accessible Parking
Floating Beach Wheelchair
Sandcruiser Beach Wheelchair

Alexandra Headland (Sunshine Coast)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting
Accessible Bathroom (SLSC)

North Burleigh Heads (Coming soon to the Gold Coast)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

Southport (Coming soon to the Gold Coast)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

Woorim Beach (Moreton Bay Region)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting
Accessible Bathroom (SLSC)
Accessible Parking
Floating Beach Wheelchair
Sandcruiser Beach Wheelchair

Suttons Beach (Moreton Bay Region)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting
Accessible Bathroom (SLSC)
Accessible Parking
Floating Beach Wheelchair
Sandcruiser Beach Wheelchair

Emu Park Beach (Livingstone Shire)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting
Accessible Bathroom & Shower
Accessible Parking
Sandcruiser Beach Wheelchair

Hervey Bay (Central Queensland Coast)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting
Floating Beach Wheelchair

Port Douglas (Far North Queensland)

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

 

Western Australia

Rockingham Beach 

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

Beach trekker wheelchairs

Geraldton Beach

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

Madora Bay Beach 

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

Avalon Beach 

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

Keith Holmes Reserve 

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

Town Beach, Mandurah

Features:

Accessible Beach Matting

Poore Grove, Coogee

Features:

Beach Trekker wheelchair available for hire

North Coogee

Features:

Beach mats are available between October and Easter

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