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Florida Beaches Put Accessibility First

by Holly Riddle

Sep 13, 2019

Beach access ramp for wheelchair on South Beach, Miami. Photo: Alkan2011 | Dreamstime.com

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For those without accessibility issues, going to the beach can be simple. There’s nothing to do but pack up your gear, head to the shore and walk out onto the sand. For those who may be inhibited, however, the beach poses more of a challenge.

Beaches of Pensacola recently installed a solution for this challenge, making the beaches accessible to all. New Mobi-Mats on Pensacola Beach give travelers of all abilities access to the beach at five points. The non-slip matting allows anyone in a wheelchair to access the beach on a comfortable, stable surface. Mobi-Mats are also helpful for any beachgoer pushing a stroller or struggling with a cart filled with beach gear.

Mats are located at Casino Beach, east of the Public Safety Building and west of The Dock Bar; Park West on the sound side of the two pavilions; Moms Beach/Quietwater Beach near the lifeguard tower; Boardwalk Beach, east of the Quietwater Beach shell; and Baby Beach, off Avenida 18.

Additionally, Pensacola beaches takes the initiative a step further, with vendors offering electric and traditional beach wheelchairs, outfitted with sand-safe wheels, for rent.

“This is an incredible addition to the Pensacola Bay Area,” said Steve Hayes, president, Visit Pensacola. “Thanks to the Santa Rosa Island Authority, residents and visitors of all abilities will be able to enjoy our destination’s beautiful features.”

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