Being able to get to the beach can be a concern for people who are wheelchair bound. For our guests who need handicap accessible beaches, we want to tell you where you should go so you can enjoy time with your family near the water! Here’s everything you need to know about handicap accessible beaches in South Walton:
People who use wheelchairs need to be able to get to the beach easily, just like everyone else. There are several beaches that provide handicap access in the area. All of these have ramps to provide easy wheelchair access to the sand and water.
See a map of these handicap accessible beaches here.
The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) and the Walton County Tourist Development Council have come together to make beach wheelchairs available for people who need them. At five South Walton Fire District Lifeguard Stations, you will find beach wheelchairs you can use for free. These stations are near the handicap accessible beaches previously mentioned.
The chairs are available from 10 am until 5:30 pm every day. They are available during the lifeguard season, which is from the first Saturday in March until the last Sunday in September. ??Each chair must be operated by an on-duty lifeguard.
The person using the chair or their caregiver must sign a waiver to use the beach wheelchair. It is requested that the beach patron limit the usage of the beach wheelchair to the beach area in the immediate vicinity of the public beach access.
Here are the beaches with high-tech wheelchairs available to use:
For more information, call the South Walton Fire District office at (850) 267-1298.
Since you know how you will get on the beach, now it’s time to find a place to stay. Many of our vacation rentals in South Walton and 30A are handicap accessible. You’ll have ramps that make it easy to get in and out of the rentals. They have plenty of room so you won’t feel cramped, and you’ll love the accessible showers. Once you stay with us, you won’t want to stay anywhere else!
Ready to book your trip to the beach? Look through our South Walton and 30A vacation rentals, and pick one out for your next trip!