Seafront bylaws and accessibility

Our guide shows what is and isn't permitted on beaches, as well as how we're making the seafront more accessible.

Beach accessibility and beach wheelchair hire

All-terrain beach wheelchairs

The Seafront Office has an all-terrain beach wheelchair that you can hire if you need it.

Making a booking

You can book the wheelchair up to 1 week in advance, or you can ask to hire a wheelchair on the day of your visit. Time slots are a maximum of 2 hours, so everyone can use them.

Please contact the Seafront Office if you expect your collection time to be delayed by more than 15 minutes. Your booking may be cancelled if you don't tell us.

Collecting the wheelchair

You will need to:

  • bring proof of ID
  • complete a booking form
  • pay a £25 refundable deposit
  • sign a consent form

We will go through a few basic safety rules which you must follow when using the all-terrain beach wheelchairs.

If you have your own wheelchair we can store it while you use the all-terrain wheelchair. However, please note that the Seafront Office do not have a hoist available to transfer from chair to chair. 

Please contact the Seafront Office and we will be happy to help.

Changing Places toilet

Changing Places toilets have enough space for disabled people and their carers. We've one on the seafront at Collonade Toilets on Madeira Drive.