A trip to the beach is something that many Australians take for granted. A beach scene is iconic Australia. Ask many visitors to Australia what is the main reason for their stay and they will say – to see the beach on a beautiful sunny day.
In the past beaches have not been accessible for everyone. Sure there are promenades along the edge of the beach but so often there are stairs to reach the sand and access to facilities does not cater for all.
But beaches are becoming destinations that really are for everyone, as councils across Australia have been taking more notice of the needs of everyone in the community during the warmer months of the year.
For example, in Victoria there are 2 beaches with 24/7 installations of accessible matting so that wheelchair users can access the beach. With 24/7 matting , one beach also has accessible showers, plenty of disabled parking and even beach wheelchairs.
You can imagine how exciting these changes are for people who have been unable to access the beach for many years.
It’s not only in Victoria that wheelchair users can enjoy the beach . Most other states now are making changes to their beach access to allow for everyone to have fun on the beach during summer. For example, one beach in Adelaide has a slat based access ramp which can be used along with their floating beach wheelchairs.
Many beaches now cater not only for those wanting to enjoy the sand and the surf but also other relaxing and fun activities. Especially in holiday regions you will often find beach markets which add a festive feel to going to the beach.
We also love other activities which are now springing up everywhere to make our beaches more inclusive and accessible. For example , at Maroubra beach in New South Wales, there is a regular Tai chi class , where everyone is welcome to join in .
If you are especially interested in wheelchair accessible beaches there is a useful directory on https://www.accessiblebeaches.com.
Why stop there ? Perhaps you are keen to enjoy other iconic Australian experiences – for example, a visit to the Sydney Opera House, the Botanical Gardens or checking out the Sydney Cricket Ground.
In a wheelchair ? – not a problem . There are tours for people of all levels of mobility in our collection of tours with No Steps – Yes, even of the renowned Sydney Opera House- famous for its sweeping steps access. You can check out the private and exclusive tours for individuals, families and groups on our website under No Steps Tours .
You are welcome to contact us and discuss your personal requests for a memorable tour in Sydney.