The Beach Wheelchair Project provides a children’s and adult’s beach wheelchair and a beach walker for loan free of charge from their Beach Hut at North Berwick Harbour, East Lothian. They believe that everyone has the right to enjoy our beautiful beaches.
To ensure that they meet your needs, they have four different beach wheelchairs available. When you call to book with them, they will chat through the options available to ensure that where possible the wheelchair that you choose meets your needs. The available wheelchairs are:
- A children’s Hippocampe wheelchair with some supports. They also have a vacuum seating system to provide a high level of stability and comfort.
- A Nomad beach wheelchair. This is a new product and your own wheelchair may be compatible with the Nomad, or they have one that can be used with it. The Nomad is adjustable, so some children’s wheelchairs are also compatible.
- An adult’s deBug. wheelchair. This chair is tilt in space. You can also have an umbrella, cup holder and fishing pole holder attached.
- A Joy on the Beach walker.
They also have a hoist to assist with transfers.
They operate a loan scheme from April to the end of September every year.
Loan periods are a maximum of 3 hours and can be morning, afternoon or evening.
They recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Call 0300 111 2112.
The Beach Hut