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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Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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