The all-terrain Hippocampe beach wheelchair – which has balloon-type wheels that can travel over soft sand unlike regular wheelchairs – has been acquired by different County Council’s Countrywide.
The Hippocampe beach weheelchairs make the beach more accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.
The service is free but it is strongly advised to book in advance in order to avoid disappointment.
Here is a list of beaches who provide this service:
Warren Beach, Rosscarbery, West Cork. Service available when lifeguards are on duty. Pre book and sign in at Rosscarbery Pitch & Put club. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for forms.
The Warren beach has wheelchair accessible toilets.
Curracloe (White Gap). Contact the Surf Shack. 053 913 7679, 087 751 9194. April to Oct.
Rosslare Strand. Contact: Strand Road, Rosslare. 053 917 3060. April to August.
Ballinesker. Contact: Curracloe Holiday Villas, Ballinesker 053 913 7241. July to August.
NORTH COUNTY DUBLIN
Donabate, Balcarrick Beach. Contact: The Waterside House Hotel. 01 843 6153, 086 809 0153
Skerries, South Strand. Contact Lifeguard Huts. 086 822 2646
Portmarnock, Velvet Strand. Contact Lifeguard Huts. 086 822 2646
SOUTH COUNTY DUBLIN
Ballyheigue, Inch Beach. Contact Details to follow.
Ballinskelligs Beach Contact Details to follow.
Downings Beach In association with Downings Tidy Towns Committee, Contact: 087 6152351
Carrickfinn Beach Contact: Donegal Airport at 074 95 48284
Marblehill Beach Contact: The Shandon Hotel at 074 91 36137
Rossnowlagh Beach In association with the Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa. Tel: +353 (0) 71 9851777 or email email@example.com
Clogherhead Beach. Contact Celtic Canoes at 085 875 8090
Kilkee Beach. Contact Kilkee Waterworld on 065 905 6855
Lahinch Beach. Contact Lahinch Leisureworld on 065 7081900
Plans to have one available in Enniscrone in 2019
We will update the list as the weather gets better !
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