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Beach Wheelchairs

Great Yarmouth introduced specially designed beach wheelchairs in 2014 with large pneumatic wheels which just slide over sand so that you can all enjoy the beach.

Whether it's a lazy day on the sand, or a brisk stroll along the beach in spring or autumn with the dog, come and hire a beach wheelchair so that everyone in the family can enjoy the sand.

Pushers are required as it is tricky to manhandle the wheels in the usual way.

Please note that you must be able to transfer yourself from your usual wheelchair onto a beach wheelchair as unfortunately we do not have a hoist available. The chairs are supplied with a chest strap but do not have a head support. The maximum weight is 18 stone (252 lbs / 114kg). Users should be at least 3' (92cm) tall to fit in the chair.

Two beach wheelchairs are available, one for Great Yarmouth beach and one for Gorleston beach. Hire is free but pre-booking is essential. One booking per day is taken for each wheelchair. 

Great Yarmouth beach wheelchair

To book the Great Yarmouth beach wheelchair:

We will send you a copy of the hire terms and conditions for you to read, sign and return.

The Great Yarmouth beach wheelchair is located at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth on Marine Parade. You can store your traditional wheelchair at SEA LIFE while using the beach wheelchair. The wheelchair must be returned by 4pm to SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth. 

Gorleston beach wheelchair

To book the Gorleston beach wheelchair:

The Gorleston beach wheelchair is located in a kiosk on the Lower Esplanade (NR31 6BT). On the morning of your booking, a code will be sent via email to unlock the padlock on the kiosk to access the beach wheelchair. You can store your traditional wheelchair in the kiosk while using the beach wheelchair. 

The Gorleston beach wheelchair kiosk was co-funded by the EXPERIENCE project in partnership with Great Yarmouth Borough Council. EXPERIENCE is a €24.5m project led by Norfolk County Council to promote experiential tourism and sustainable economic growth. 

EXPERIENCE is co-financed (€16.9 million) by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme under the Natural & Cultural Assets funding category.

Last modified on 13 October 2023

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