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Most Accessible East Coast Beaches

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2023 Update – Including New Beach Wheelchair Locations! Florida, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Virginia Edition

Ever wondered which beach is the best choice for hitting the shore on wheels? Look no further! It can be exhausting to search each beach you’re interested in, make the phone calls, and compare options to see what best fits your family. This time you don’t have to! Click below for an easy to read/compare chart, or scroll down to search by beach. I think you’ll be surprised by what you find. Download this list as an excel spread sheet! 

Florida

Amelia Island

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Fernandina (Main Beach Park – Mobi Mat goes about half way to the coast line), Fort Clinch (ramped boardwalk goes about half way to the coast line.
  • Beach Wheelchairs:  YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs:  YES (free)
  • How to reserve: Beach wheelchairs and surf chairs are available for free from Fernandina Beach Recreation, if you’re able to transport it the two blocks to the beach. You can also arrange for a delivery for $25, if you schedule at least one day in advance. To rent any of the chairs, contact Parks and Recreation at (904)310-3350.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Available at Main Beach Park

**You can also use beach wheelchairs for free at Fort Clinch State Park. Admission is $6 per car and you don’t have to worry about how to get the chair to the beach. Accessible restrooms are available at the visitor center.**

Clearwater

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: No barriers to the beach, outside of the sand itself, from any point.
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Beach wheelchairs available through the guard on duty during peak season, or you can call 727-582-2100 to reserve one in the off season.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Available at Pier 60

Daytona

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: No mobi mats or ramps, BUT, beach driving is available at specified locations, weather and tide permitting. Visit Beach Safety on Volusia.org for information about beach driving maps, parking, passes and the beach navigator app.
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: Available at Daytona Beach Headquarters, Dunlawton Avenue at Daytona Beach Shores, and Cardinal Avenue at Daytona Beach. First come first serve and you may be limited to a few hours if there’s a wait list.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Located at select ramps and most beachside parks, including Granada Blvd. (SR 40) and the Cardinal Drive ramps, and Sun Splash Park

*Physically challenged beach patrons displaying a handicap insignia in their vehicles will be permitted to park adjacent to the east side of the established traffic lanes. Vehicles with a handicapped ID are admitted to the beach free.

Delray Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Atlantic Dunes Park offers a mobi mat to the water, intersection of Atlantic Avenue and A-1-A.
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: The chairs allow for mobility on the sand and are available from 9 am until 4:30 pm at the following lifeguard towers: South 1, located at A1A & Atlantic Avenue, South 3, South 5 and Atlantic Dunes Park, located on A1A just one block north of Linton Blvd. The use of the surf chair is free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis with a two (2) hour time limit. For additional information on the surf chairs call Ocean Rescue at (561) 243-7352.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Available at Sarah Gleason Park

*Wheelchair users can enjoy a boardwalk and a 300-foot, hard-packed nature trail through the dunes.

Destin

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Blue Dolphin Beachwalk – 372 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach Emerald View Beachwalk – 399 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach Seashore Beachwalk – 530 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach Jerry Melvin Beachwalk – 600 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Doris Jordan Freeway Beachwalk – 700 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Mike Mitchell Beachwalk – 820 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Emerald Promenade Beachwalk – 900 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 John Beasley Park – 1550 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach June White Decker Park – 1950 Scenic Highway 98, Destin Shores at Crystal Beach Park – 2966 Scenic Highway 98, Destin Pompano Street Access- Pompano Street South and U.S. Highway 98 East, Destin. Shirah Street Access – Shirah Street and South U.S. Highway 98 East, Destin.
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Pick up points are open from 10:30AM to 5:30PM everyday from March 1st through September. Seagrove 3468 E Co Highway 30-A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549 Seaside 1931 E Co Highway 30-A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549 Inlet Area 438 South Orange Street: Inlet Beach Tower 1 Miramar Beach 2375 Scenic Gulf Drive Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Gulfplace 4447 W. Co. Highway 30-A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549 The lifegaurd is available to help push the chair to the water line.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Henderson Beach (State Park, charges admission), James Lee Park, Beasley Beach Park, June White Decker Park

Flagler

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: 804 Flagler Beach to Marineland Trail, at the Pier, and there is handicap accessibility at Gamble Rogers State Park
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • How to reserve: Contact the on-duty Flagler Beach Pier & Bait Shop Attendant. A Driver’s License or identification card will be required to reserve the specialty equipment and will be promptly returned when the equipment is returned. The daily hours of operation for the Flagler Beach Pier & Bait Shop are 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and their phone number is (386) 517-2436.
  • Accessible Restrooms: By pier

Fort de Soto

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Any point with beach wheelchair. Trails are paved with crushed shells
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Ask at entrance, visitor center, or gift shop. First come first serve, and you’ll need to wait 10-20 minutes for delivery.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Visitor center

Key West

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: 804 Flagler Beach to Marineland Trail, at the Pier, and there is handicap accessibility at Gamble Rogers State Park
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: You can get a manual beach wheelchair from the on-site Cayo Hueso Cafe.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Higgs Beach

Miami Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: South Pointe Park Driveover – 110 feet South Pointe Drive (S) – 83 feet South Pointe Drive (N) – 100 feet 3rd Street – 126 feet 4th Street – 90 feet 4.75 Street – 130 feet 6th Street – 295 feet 8th Street – 316 feet 10th Street – 130 feet (IPE boardwalk) 12th Street 14th Street – 233 feet 14th Place – 65 feet (IPE boardwalk) 15th Street – 50 feet (IPE boardwalk) Lincoln Road – 80 feet (IPE boardwalk) 17th Street – 70 feet (IPE boardwalk) 21st Street – 75 feet (IPE boardwalk) 64th Street (solid surface) 69th Street – 83 feet 71st Street – 99 feet 74th Street – 133 feet 75th Street – 200 feet 78th Street – 60 feet (IPE boardwalk)
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO  (but motorized wheelchairs are available)
  • How to reserve: The city of Miami Beach provides both motorized and manual beach wheelchairs to visitors through out the year. These wheelchairs are available at 1001 Ocean Drive and South Pointe Park, and visitors desirous of availing the facility should pick them up at the earliest as they are made available on a first come, first serve basis. Call 305-673-7714 to check on availability
  • Accessible Restrooms: South Pointe Park

Palm Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: R.G Kreusler Park (ramp from parking lot to beach), Ocean Reef Park (ramped access, no mobi mat), DuBois Park (ramped beach access)
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Manual beach wheelchairs are available through life guard stations at various locations for free on a first-come, first-served basis. To let the lifeguards know that you’d like to use one, just call the Ocean Rescue headquarters at 561-629-8770.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Available at Carlin Park, South Beach Park, DuBois Park, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Ocean Reef Park, R.G. Kreusler Park, and Spanish River Park.

*In addition to the beach, there are some great accessible nature trails.

Sarasota

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Siesta and Venice
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Free for visitor use at all lifeguarded county beaches (which include Lido, Nokomis, North Jetty, Venice and Manasota Beaches). Pick up from the lifeguard towers, free of charge every day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. At Siesta Beach, beach wheelchairs are available at the beach concessionaire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone in need of a wheelchair outside those hours, or want to plan ahead, can contact the Sarasota County ADA Coordinator three days before their visit and make an accommodation request at 941-861-5000 or adacoordinator@scgov.net.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Available at Lido, Venice, Nokomis, and North Jetty

Saint Augustine

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Anastasia State Park
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Three days advance notification is required to reserve a wheelchair. 904-209-0331 at St. Augustine Beach. Also available at Anastasia State Park.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Available at Anastasia State Park and St. Augustine Beach

*St. Augustine has a lot of accessible activities to offer off-shore, and was named “most progressive” in the 2021 Accessible Travel Awards.

Delaware

Bethany

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Wellington Parkway and Ocean View Parkway
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES   (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: First come, first serve. 2 available. They can be checked out for use at the Lifeguard Station located at the top of Garfield Parkway at the ocean. A sign at the Lifeguard Station provides the telephone number (302-539-1000) to call to borrow a beach wheelchair. Those requesting use of the wheelchairs will be asked to provide identification.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Comfort station located at the beach front on Garfield Parkway.

Dewey

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Direct access with beach wheelchair at any point
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Must reserve online in advance here: By Clicking Here or call (302) 227-6365
  • Accessible Restrooms: There are no bath houses on the beach, but there are public restroom facilities available on Dickinson Avenue next to the Lighthouse.

Fenwick

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Direct access with beach wheelchair at any point
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES   (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Ask a lifeguard upon arrival or call for reservation: (302)462-6942
  • Accessible Restrooms: none

**Fenwick also offers drop off and pick up for wheelchair users. Call (302)462-6942 or ask a lifeguard and they’ll get a Bobcat to deliver you and your gear.**

Henlopen State Park

  • Handicap Beach Access Points:Ramp by bath house
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES   (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: First come, first serve. Call to reserve. Cape Henlopen Main Beach or Gordons Pond call 302-645-8983
    for Towers Road Parking Lot, South Inlet Day Area, or Fenwick Island Lot call 302-227-2800
  • Accessible Restrooms: All bath houses are accessible

Rehoboth

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Maryland Avenue and Laurel Street. Mobi-Mat locations are at Delaware Avenue and Maryland Avenue.
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: First come, first serve. Beach wheelchairs are available from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. starting Memorial Day weekend. Please contact the Beach Wheelchair Supervisor at Beach Patrol Headquarters, 1 Baltimore Avenue, or at the storage sheds located on the beach at Maryland Avenue and Laurel Street, to accommodate your needs. Beach wheelchairs must remain within two blocks of the pick-up location and may not be used on the boardwalk. For more information please call 302-227-2280.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Public restrooms are located at Delaware Avenue and the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Avenue and First Street, and Baltimore Avenue and the Boardwalk.

Maryland

Assateague

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Any
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Call Ranger Station in Maryland (410-641-1441).
  • Accessible Restrooms: Any

Ocean City (MD)

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: 7th St., 12th St., 25th St., 35th St., 37th St., *40th St., 48th St., 59th St., 70th St., 81st St., 89th St., 94th St., 107th St., 120th St., 130th St., 139th St., 145th St.* (40th-145th also have a mat to the beach), Inlet Lot, Somerset St., Talbot St., N. Division St.,
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Ocean City Visitor’s Center 410-520-5231 between 10:00 and 4:00
  • Accessible Restrooms: Boardwalk at Worcester St.; Boardwalk at Caroline St.; 3rd St. and St. Louis Ave., next to Skate Park; Boardwalk at 9th St.; Boardwalk at 27th St.

    **ADA Playground at North Side Park at 125th St**

New Jersey

Asbury Park

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: 2 Access points – Cedar Avenue and Allen Avenue
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: Reserve online: By Clicking Here or upon arrival. Surf wheelchairs are only available in two-hour increments and require two adult care-givers for reservation. Available at Second and Third Avenue.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Available at 2nd Ave, 4th Ave, Convention Hall, and 7th Ave

Atlantic City

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Ramps to the boardwalk (promenade) are located at 17 streets along Beach Drive Ramps from the boardwalk (promenade) to the beach at Broadway, 3rd and Cove, Grant and Gurney Streets and Trenton Ave
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: First come, first serve. First Ave Beach (2 chairs); Stegers Beach (1 chair); Stockton Street Beach (1 chair); Jefferson Ave Beach (1 chair); Philadelphia Ave Beach (1 chair); Hughes Street Beach (2 chairs); Poverty Beach (1 chair); Madison Ave Beach (1 chair); Beach Patrol Headquarters on Grant Street (3 chairs)
  • Accessible Restrooms: Caspian Ave

Cape May

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: 13 Access points: New Hampshire Ave, Delaware Ave, Pennsylvania Ave, South Carolina Ave, Kentucky Ave, Michigan Ave, Between Missouri and Columbia Ave, Iowa Ave, Chelsea Ave, Providence Ave, Albany Ave, Annapolis Ave, and Bartram Ave
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: first-come-first-serve basis at Beach Patrol stations located citywide
  • Accessible Restrooms: Wilmington Avenue, Trenton Avenue, Philadelphia Avenue, Gurney Street, Grant Street, Broadway, and Second Avenue.

    *Vehicles displaying an appropriate handicap placard are exempt from paying parking meter fees throughout the city of Cape May.

Island Beach State Park

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: 2 Access points – one at each Bathing Beach Pavilion
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: First come, first serve at both Bathing Beach Pavilions during the summer season and at the park office during other times of the year. Call 732-793-0506 with questions.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are provided at the Visitor Contact Station (Main Gate), Ocean Swimming Areas (the recreational beach in the middle of Island Beach), the Park Office, Parking Area A-6, and the Interpretive Center.

Long Beach Island

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Most beach access points are handicap accessible
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: First come, first serve. Call (609) 361-1200 to reserve. They will pick up and drop off for you.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Holgate – at the parking lot at the south end of Long Beach Boulevard at McKinley Avenue; Bayview Park – 68th Street, Brant Beach; Tract 1065 – North Beach; Tract 161 – Loveladies 

    *Handicap parking is at 9th and 29th streets

Monmouth

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Click here to access their Accessible Beach Guide PDF
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: First come, first serve at a variety of locations – see their beach guide.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Variety of locations – see their beach guide.

Ocean City (NJ)

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Most beach access points are handicap accessible.
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: Pick up at Sports & Civic Center, 6th Street and Boardwalk from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations strongly suggested. Daily or 1-week maximum. Call 609-525-9304
  • Accessible Restrooms: 1st Street, 6th Street, Music Pier, 11th Street, 12th Street, 34th Street Playground, 58th Street Beach.

Sea Isle City

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Ramps from street to the Promenade at 29th Street, 32nd, 33rd, 34th,35th, 40th, 44th and 57th Street.
    Access to beach at, 32nd, 40th, 44th, 63rd, 85th and
    JFK streets
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: 2 forms of ID are required. Reservations are strongly suggested. 609-263-1013. Chairs may be signed out for 1-14 days; on the first day of a reservation, the chair(s) must be picked up by 11:30 am
  • Accessible Restrooms: Public rest rooms are located at 32nd, 40th, 44th, 85th on the beach and 94th Street at Townsend’s Inlet Park All rest rooms have at least 1 accessible stall There are separate fully accessible rest rooms at 32nd and 40th Streets on the Promenade and at 85th Street at the beach

Wildwood

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Access ramps to boardwalk at Schellenger Ave and Rio Grande; At Cresse Ave (beyond boardwalk), there is direct access to the beach
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: Reservations are strongly encouraged (609-522-8258) but will be accepted no more than 2 days prior to date(s) requested. First come, first serve. Chairs may be reserved for more than 1 day at a time, but must be returned each night and must stay at all times in Wildwood on the beach. 2 forms of ID are required to reserve chairs.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Accessible rest rooms (boardwalk level) are located at Glenwood, Youngs, and Leaming Aves. At Schellenger Ave (beach level), there is a ramp from boardwalk to beach and comfort station. Additionally, at each of the 7 beach walkways, there are accessible portable restrooms

    *For Wildwood Crest and Wildwood North you can see more here: Accessibility Guide PDF

New Jersey is a big winner with so many access points to the beach and boardwalk, easy parking, and surf chairs almost everywhere. Cape May takes the cake for me with the bonus of free parking!

New York

All East Hampton beaches have accessible entrances and beach wheelchairs available, but most parking lots are limited to residents. Beach Parking Permits for Main Beach Lot 2 and Two Mile Hollow Beach are available for purchase online for $50/day.

Atlantic Avenue Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: 191 Atlantic Avenue
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: See lifeguard on duty or call 631-324-2417
  • Accessible Restrooms: Main restrooms

Big Alberts’s Landing Bay Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Alberts Landing Road
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: See lifeguard or call 631-324-2417
  • Accessible Restrooms: Main restrooms

Brighton Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Brighton 2nd Street, Brighton 6th Street
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Coney Island Avenue and the boardwalk (adjacent to comfort station)
  • Accessible Restrooms: Brighton 2nd Street & Boardwalk

Cedar Grove Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Off of Cedar Grove Avenue, Staten Island
  • Beach Wheelchairs: NO
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: N/A
  • Accessible Restrooms: N/A

Coney Island

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: West 33 Street, Stillwell Avenue, West 5th Street
  • Beach Wheelchairs: NO
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: West 22nd Street and the Boardwalk (Adjacent to the comfort station)
  • Accessible Restrooms: All boardwalk restrooms, Luna Park, Ford Ampitheater, and New York Aquarium

Ditch Plains Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Ditch Plains Beach parking lot
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: See lifeguard or call 631-324-2417
  • Accessible Restrooms: Main restrooms

Gin Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: End of East Lake Drive in Montauk
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: See lifeguard or call 631-324-2417
  • Accessible Restrooms: Main restrooms

Indian Wells Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: All East Hampton beaches have accessible entrances and beach wheelchairs available, but parking is limited to residents
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: See lifeguard or call 631-324-2417
  • Accessible Restrooms: Main restrooms

Jones Beach State Park

  • Handicap Beach Access Points:  West side of Field 6, Zach’s Bay, Central Mall, West bathhouse, and Field 2
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: First-come – first-serve – can be checked out for use at the Park Information/Umbrella Booth located at the West Bathhouse, Field #6, Central Mall, Zach’s Bay, and Field #2
  • Accessible Restrooms: Bathhouse

Manhattan Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: East side near the picnic tables at Bay 1, Brooklyn
  • Beach Wheelchairs: NO
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: N/A
  • Accessible Restrooms: Corolla Village Road

Midland Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Adjacent to Hunter Avenue & Father Capodanno Boulevard parking lot, Staten Island
  • Beach Wheelchairs: NO
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: N/A
  • Accessible Restrooms: Midland Beach Lot 8 Modular Public Restroom

Orchard Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Between sections 7 and 8, Bronx 
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (Rentals)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Section 10 (Adjacent to the Concession Stand/First Aid Station)
  • Accessible Restrooms: All restrooms are accessible

Rockaway

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Beach 67th, Beach 86th, Beach 97th, Beach 106th, Beach 131st, and Beach 133rd Streets
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (Rentals)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Beach 86 and Shorefront Parkway (Beach Operations Office)
  • Accessible Restrooms: N/A

Wolfe’s Pond Park

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue, Staten Island
  • Beach Wheelchairs: NO
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: N/A
  • Accessible Restrooms: N/A

North Carolina

Carolina Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Access deck from accessible boardwalk, multiple ramped entrances, mobi mats at Cape Fear Blvd. and Pavilion Ave South
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Available by reservation and for on-site pick up at the recreation center. Call 910-458-2977 for details.
  • Accessible Restrooms: On boardwalk by amusement park

OBX – Cape Hatteras

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Check with visitor center for current access points (252-473-2111)
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Coquina Beach (252-473-2111 to reserve) and Hatteras (252-995-4474 to reserve)
  • Accessible Restrooms: All three visitor center locations. There are also accessible outhouses located throughout the seashore, like at the Buxton Woods picnic area and swim beaches. Accessible bathhouses at Coquina Beach, Salvo Day Use Area, Haulover Day Use Area, Frisco, and Ocracoke.

OBX – Corolla

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Corolla Village Road
  • Beach Wheelchairs: NO
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: N/A
  • Accessible Restrooms: Corolla Village Road

OBX – Duck

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: N/A
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Call Duck Surf Rescue (252) 982-6747
  • Accessible Restrooms: N/A

OBX – Jockey’s Ridge State Park

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: All terrain vehicles can help you access any point, boardwalk is also accessible
  • Beach Wheelchairs: All terrain vehicles can drive you over the dunes
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: State Park (252) 441-7132 or visit the park office for availability
  • Accessible Restrooms: Park restrooms

Kill Devil Hills

  • Handicap Beach Access Points:Ocean Bay Boulevard Beach Access at Milepost 8.5
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Contact Ocean Rescue Headquarters (252)480-0080
  • Accessible Restrooms: Ocean Bay Boulevard Beach Access at Milepost 8.5

OBX – Kitty Hawk

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Kitty Hawk Bathhouse/Lillian Street
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Contact Kitty Hawk Fire Dept. 252.261.2666
  • Accessible Restrooms: Kitty Hawk Bathhouse Milepost 4

OBX – Nags Head

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: 8th St Pier, Jennette’s Pier, Baltic Street, Bonnet Street
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Contact Nags Head Fire Department – 252.441.5909
  • Accessible Restrooms: Bonnett Street, Jennette’s Pier

*Check out maps for handicap parking here.

Virginia

Chincoteague

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Beach can be accessed with beach wheelchairs. The following trails are also paved and wheelchair accessible. Black Duck Marsh Trail – 1 mile Swan Cove Trail – 1/2 mile Wildlife Loop – 3.2 mile loop Woodland Trail – 1.6 mile loop
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: Please check at the Toms Cove Visitor Center (757-336-6577)
  • Accessible Restrooms: All bathhouses
  • Entrance Fee: Free entrance with America the Beautiful – Access pass

*There is on-street handicap parking available at Arctic Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, and on Atlantic Avenue cross streets from 1st – 37th Streets. Any vehicle visibly marked with a disabled parking tag or other form of identification may park at any on-street metered location for free for up to 4 hours.

Hampton (Buckroe Beach)

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Off of Buckroe Beach parking
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: YES (free)
  • How to reserve: Pick up from maintenance office behind playground
  • Accessible Restrooms: Behind playground

Virginia Beach

  • Handicap Beach Access Points: Ramps from each street along the boardwalk to the beach. Extended boardwalks to beach on: 8th St 16th St 24th St 30th St and 40th St
  • Beach Wheelchairs: YES  (free)
  • Surf Wheelchairs: NO
  • How to reserve: You’ll find them on the sand in a storage container on 24th and 17th streets at the bottom of the beach ramps. (Also on 2nd Street for Grommet Isle Park.) These wheelchairs are free and open to the public, but as there is a limited supply, we ask that you call the phone number on the back of the storage container to reserve the chair for 1/2 day increments, and that you don’t travel further than 2 blocks away from the storage container. These chairs are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Accessible Restrooms: 17th, 24th, and 31st street

*Grommet Island Park is a 100% handicap accessible beach park featuring wheelchair accessible entrances and an incredible playground that includes poured-in-place surfacing, raised sand tables for sandcastle building at an accessible height, a sensory board for children who are autistic and visually impaired, and a sway boat.

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