The Pembrokeshire Coast is famous for its winding Coast Path and picturesque sandy beaches, and with the help of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, several beaches can be accessed by specially designed beach wheelchairs.
Wheelchairs for use on sandy beaches are available to hire under the National Park Authority’s beach wheelchairs scheme at eight locations across Pembrokeshire for a small fee or no charge.
The Authority’s Access Manager, Anthony Richards said: “The beach wheelchairs have proved to be very popular over the years and with funding from the Welsh Government we have recently acquired two new beach wheelchairs, to replace the wheelchairs at Saundersfoot harbour and Poppit Sands café.
“This means we now have a total of nine beach wheelchairs available across Pembrokeshire, which allows people with mobility problems to experience a visit to the beach right up to the shoreline. The wheelchairs are robust and are designed to be pushed relatively easily across sand.”
The beach wheelchairs can be hired at (from north to south) Poppit Sands, Newport Sands, Whitesands, Broad Haven (North), Narberth, West Angle Bay, Freshwater East and Saundersfoot.
Most of the wheelchairs are only available during the summer season and details of each hire centre can be found at the Beach Wheelchairs page at www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/accessforall.
Hire details can also be found on page 7 of Coast to Coast, the National Park Authority’s visitor magazine which can be access online at www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/coasttocoast.