Date published: 16th March 2020
North Norfolk District Council will be purchasing 3 specially designed beach wheelchairs fitted with large pneumatic wheels to make sure that everyone has the same opportunities to enjoy the sand and the sea.
The wheelchairs are built to allow people with limited mobility to move across the beach with ease and without the fear of damaging wheelchair wheels or getting them stuck in the sand - the off-road wheels are designed to manoeuvre over the uneven coastal terrains.
Introducing beach wheelchairs will mean those who have been unable to visit the beach for many years will have the chance to do so again with dignity and ease.
Leader of the Council, Sarah Bütikofer said: “I am delighted that less mobile visitors to North Norfolk will now be able to enjoy our wonderful Blue Flag beaches close up. Together with our investment in Changing Places facilities, North Norfolk is becoming truly accessible for all"
North Norfolk is proud of its beautiful beaches, many of which hold a Blue Flag status and have ease of access for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Visit North Norfolk’s website lists the most accessible beaches across North Norfolk.
Last updated: 2nd August 2021