Accessible and carefree to the sea

17 July 2019

Trip to the sea with the family, great right!

Sounds often simpler than it is for persons in wheelchairs. Finding an accessible parking space is step one. Being able to change somewhere, accessible toilets, cafes on the dyke without steps and passages that need to be wide enough... It's an adventure in itself. Getting to the beach itself is not so easy either. Where can you find the paved paths? Are there any beach wheelchairs available anywhere? Is there assistance we can call on... Fortunately, we can give you a positive answer to all these questions thanks to The OnWheels app , Becasine beach wheelchairs and Inter Flanders - Sun, sea carefree

Summary: What?
Sun, Sea... Carefree offers accessible beach environments and trained assistants in Nieuwpoort, Middelkerke, Ostend, Bredene, Vosseslag, Wenduine, De Haan and Zeebrugge.

When?
At July and Augustevery day between 10h30 and 18h30.

Assistance:
Need assistance for a move, changing clothes, taking a seat in the beach wheelchair ...? A Sun, Sea... Carefree assistant will help you. An assistant can also help you take a seat on the toilet. However, the Sun, Sea... Carefree assistants are not nurses. Do you need intimate hygiene care? Then please provide an assistant yourself.

beach wheelchair

What facilities will you find there?

  • an accessible toilet
  • an adapted care room with hoist, high-low bed and shower
  • beach mats
  • beach wheelchairs (you can also rent or buy through Becasine)

The environment is accessible:

  • Nearby you will find parking places for people with disabilities (see also OnWheels app)
  • There is clear signage.
  • There is an accessible beach access with paved path.

For whom.
Do you have a (temporary) disability and need assistance or one of the facilities? Then Sun, Sea... Carefree is for you.

When?
At July and Auguston a daily basis from 10.30am to 6.30pm.

Free
Sun, Sea... Carefree is totally free thanks to the province of West Flanders and the participating coastal municipalities. At some locations, you may have to pay a small fee for the toilet. source and more info: https://www.inter.vlaanderen/onze-kust-toegankelijk

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