Accessible beaches around the world

Beach with straw umbrellasSummer’s here, and for lots of us, that means fun at the beach. But what if you — or the people you travel with — use a wheelchair? Easter Seals is featuring information on accessible beaches in the United States, but I thought I’d share a great post that mentions cities around the world that have great beaches.

It’s a post from a wheelchair travel blog called CurbFree with Cory Lee, in which he suggested ten with, he thinks, have the most accessible beaches in the world:

  1. Pattaya Beach Resort, Thailand
  2. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  3. Rehab Point in Oxnard, California
  4. Sirens Resort, Loutraki, Greece
  5. Freedom Shores, Isla Aguada, Mexico
  6. Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
  7. Cancun, Mexico
  8. Key Largo, Florida
  9. Manly Beach, Australia
  10. Tuscany, Italy

The CurbFree with Cory Lee post links to each beach he chose, and the post goes into detail about why they made his Top Ten list. Cory is one tour guide you can trust on such things — he’s a travel expert who uses a wheelchair himself.

Cory concedes that while he thinks the ten beaches and resorts on his list are the best, they are by no means the only accessible beaches in the world. “The only way to find the others is for you to continue traveling,” he says. “You never know what undiscovered gem you might find waiting for you in a small corner of the world.”

Check out our list of accessible beaches in the United States.


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  1. Robin Says:

    Gotta add a beach that is very close to home (although nowhere near as nice as Thailand!) – Indiana Dunes State Park has a specialized beach wheelchair that is available to check out at the visitor’s center.