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Special Needs Beach Access

The City of Neptune Beach is happy to provide beach access to our special needs residents and visitors.

Below is a listing of beach access ramps that feature Disabled Parking:

  • Atlantic Boulevard - 1 disabled parking space
  • Lemon Street - 4 disabled parking spaces
  • Davis Street – 1 disabled parking space
  • Hopkins - 2 disabled parking spaces

The City of Neptune Beach is also pleased to offer the use of a beach wheelchair to residents and visitors in need of assistance traveling across the soft sand.

Use of the city owned chair is a privilege and we ask that you view it as such by abiding by the few simple guidelines. This free service is administered by the city’s lifeguard corps. Please remember that the lifeguards are on the beach primarily to provide security and safety to our beach visitors, therefore, these beach-related responsibilities may cause a slight delay in the staff attending to requests for the use of the beach wheelchair. Your patience is appreciated.

BEACH WHEELCHAIR INFORMATION

  • The chairs are available from 10:00am to 5:00pm, seven days a week from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the wheelchair will be kept at the Public Works Facility located at 1020 Forest Avenue. Arrangements to use the wheelchair can be made by calling (904) 270-2423.
  • Use at your own risk. A wheelchair permit and waiver is required. Please be prepared to show your drivers license for security purposes.
  • For user safety the chair is NOT recommended for water use. Use the chair on land only. Do not put the chair in the water.
  • Currently, there is only one beach wheelchair. Often, we get more than one request for the chair. In order to serve the most people with our limited resources it is recommended (but not mandatory) that:
  •      A.  A companion or caregiver help you locate to a spot on the beach.

             B. You transfer from the beach wheelchair to a stationary chair and have the wheelchair returned to the lifeguard station, so that it is available to others. The lifeguards will provide a chair if you did not bring one.
            C. When you are ready to leave the beach, retrieve the wheel chair from the lifeguard station to make your exit from the beach. NOTE: Lifeguards at the lifeguard station (not those in the elevated red chairs on the beach) will gladly assist you to and from the beach.

  • Do not remove the wheelchair from the beach.
  • Use only within 2 blocks of the Neptune Beach Lifeguard Station.
  • Wheelchairs are first-come, first-serve. Please share with others so that as many people as possible can enjoy the sand and surf.


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