The sun is out and most people’s first thought is to head to the beach, but we know that for many the beach can be full of accessibility barriers.
A trip to the beach can be very therapeutic for both the carer and the person they are caring for, fresh salty sea air, the soft, gentle feel of sand on your fingers or toes and the sound of crashing waves all add up to an amazing sensory experience however the reality can be a logistical nightmare.
Several beaches across Cornwall are working to try and change this including a new ramp and railing, accessible beach huts and a changing places facility in the Bude area.
Sand chairs allow wheel chair users greater freedom to enjoy the beach and are becoming more and more widely available throughout Cornwall. Disability Cornwall have recently published an article detailing the locations of the chairs and relevant contact details. Click here to find out more.
We want to know if you’ve used any of these facilities and what your experiences are. What would you like to see at your local beach?