Sand Chairs in Cornwall

If you are holidaying with a person with limited mobility then the following list of beaches in Cornwall hiring out Sands Chairs
(all-terrain wheelchairs) might be useful.

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Image courtesy of Geoff Squibb, LRPS, Disability Cornwall.

Cornwall Council work closely with Disability Cornwall and a diverse range of coastal business in providing all-terrain wheelchairs, also known as sand chairs, for the public to use on a number of beaches in Cornwall.

The all-terrain wheelchairs have been designed for outdoor use and have large inflatable wheels which allow them to roll over sand and pebbles with remarkable ease giving a comfortable and safe ride. This has allowed those with mobility problems the pleasure and freedom to access and enjoy Cornwall’s beaches where they may have found it more difficult in the past.

The all-terrain wheelchairs are not suitable for all beaches as some are too steep, remote and dangerous for the chairs to be used on. Cornwall Council have worked closely with Disability Cornwall in assessing which beaches are suitable and have them distributed along the Cornish coastline as indicated in the table below. It is advised that you contact the hire outlet beforehand to ensure that the sand chair is available.

The following sand chairs are provided through a partnership with Cornwall Council and Disability Cornwall.

Nearest Main Town Beach Contact
Bude Summerleaze and Crooklets Summerleaze Beach Office. Telephone: 01288 352 226
Falmouth Gyllyngvase Gyllyngvase Beach Cafe. Telephone: 01326 312 884
Newquay Fistral Fistral Surf Hire Shop. Telephone: 01637 850 584
Newquay Towan Blue Reef Aquarium. Telephone: 01637 878 134
Padstow Harlyn Harlyn Surf School.      Telephone: 01841 520 233
Padstow Treyarnon Youth Hostel Association. Telephone: 0845 371 9664
Redruth Portreath West Cornwall Adventure. Telephone: 07837 634 861
St Ives Porthminster Porthminster Beach Cafe. Telephone: 01736 795 352
Wadebridge Polzeath Wavehunters Surf School. Telephone: 01208 880 617

The sand chairs in the following table are also available to hire in Cornwall.

Nearest Main Town Beach Contacts
Looe Town Looe Town Trust. Telephone: 01503 263 709
Penzance Marazion and St. Michaels Mount Godolphin Arms. Telephone: 01736 710 202
Peranporth Perranporth Parranporth Gardens. Telephones: 0845 664 30630
St Marys (Isles Of Scilly) Porthcressa Town Hall. Telephone: 01720 422 537

More information can be found on the Cornwall Council Website.

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