Special Needs Residents & Visitors 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:
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
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.
safety the chair is NOT recommended for water use.
Use the chair on land only. Do not put
the chair in the water.
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.
within 2 blocks of the Neptune Beach Lifeguard Station.
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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