Wheelchair Accessible Beaches Across Australia

A trip to the beach is something that many Australian’s take for granted, 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. Several councils across Australia’s have even made it their aim to have more accessible beaches by 2020.

This time of year is the best time go out and enjoy the great weather and really see what Australia has to offer. With help the generous campaign set up by Accessible Beaches Australia, we’d like to offer you a directory of the very best driving destinations, so that everyone has the chance to soak up some sun and make the most of their downtime!

VIC

Victoria is home to the only two beaches in Australia with 24/7 installations of accessible matting. So it’s no wonder that Victoria is Australia’s number one destination for wheelchair users who are nuts about the beach!

Victoria is home to the only two beaches that are fully accessible 24/7. This allows you to visit the beach and enjoy the summer, no matter what your needs or mobility levels are.

Victoria is home to the only two beaches that are fully accessible 24/7. This allows you to visit the beach and enjoy the summer, no matter what your needs or mobility levels are.

Williamstown Beach

Featuring 24/7 matting, this beach also has accessible showers, plenty of disabled parking, changing rooms and even beach wheelchairs!

Only 15 minutes west of Melbourne, this is one of the best places to set your GPS to this summer, plus you get to enjoy the amazing view of Melbourne’s city skyline from the beach!

Find out more here.

Altona Beach

Only the second beach in Australia to have 24/7 accessibility, Hobson Bay Council have installed mats for wheelchair users at this beautiful location, so you can easily access everything the beach has to offer. Other features include free beach wheelchair and sandcruiser hire, accessible bathrooms, changing facilities, disabled parking and showers.

Find out more here.

St. Kilda Beach

Only 10 minutes from Melbourne, this popular and picturesque beach has accessible matting, changing facilities and also beach wheelchairs. Don’t forget to treat yourself to an ice cream or visit one of nearby Acland Street’s many patisseries while you’re there. A must!

QLD

Australia is home to some of the best accessible beaches, allowing you to enjoy the sun and sea in your wheelchair.

Australia is home to some of the best accessible beaches,
allowing you to enjoy the sun and sea in your wheelchair.

Burleigh Heads Beach

One of Gold Coast’s most famous beaches, Burleigh Heads Beach is the most accessible beach in the Sunshine State. It features beach matting, accessible bathrooms, disabled parking and floating wheelchairs available for hire.

Find out more here.

NSW

Avoca Beach

Located on the central coast of NSW, this popular holiday destination has a vibrant surfing culture, and a truly relaxed feel. It has accessible matting so you can easily soak up some rays while exploring everything this beautiful beach has to offer, such as the Avoca Beachside Markets, on every fourth Sunday of the month!

SA

Seacliff Beach

The iconic Seacliff Beach is one of Adelaide’s top attractions, and a must-visit on your next summer adventure. This wheelchair accessible beach has a slat-based beach access ramp, which you can use along with their floating beach wheelchairs.

You can find out more about Australia’s accessible beaches by visiting this handy website: Accessible Beaches Australia.

If you enjoyed this blog, you may like to read our best tips for getting away this summer!

You can also call our dedicated team on 1800 662 454, or contact us online for an obligation-free vehicle demonstration and consultation in your state. Let us help you to become more mobile and experience all that life has to offer!

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