The Best Beach Vacations For Children With Disabilities
When it is time to start thinking of a vacation destination, many people automatically think of going to the beach. The beach is a fun place to hang out, play a game of volleyball or Frisbee, fly a kite, look for shells, build in the sand, swim, and so much more. However, you may be wondering how to bring your child with special needs to the beach. Luckily, beaches across the United States are taking notice disabilities and becoming wheelchair accessible with special beach wheel chairs, boardwalks, and beach mats.
The following beach vacations are perfect for anyone that uses a wheelchair:
Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores, and Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA all have beaches that are accessible by wheelchairs. They also have a limited number of wide-tire beach wheelchairs available to visitors.
Silver Strand State Beach located in Coronado, California has beach mats available. They provide a limited firm path access to the beach. They also offer beach wheelchairs.
Rehoboth Beach in Delaware has a boardwalk. They also offer beach wheels through Labor Day. They are free to use, but are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
Ludington State Park is located in Ludington, Michigan. They have an accessible boardwalk for fishing, wheelchair accessible trails, and offer beach wheelchairs.
Stone Harbor Beach and Avalon Beach in New Jersey allow you to reserve beach accessible wheelchairs. They also have a boardwalk.
Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, Hawaii has beach wheelchairs. You can get them at their concession stands.
Hanauma Bay in Honolulu, Hawaii has beach wheelchairs that they offer anyone with a mobility impairment.
Taking a beach vacation is accessible for children with disabilities. For more information on taking a vacation with your special needs child, don't hesitate to contact us