Accessible Beaches

Introducing Australia’s new wave of accessible beaches.

Disabled travelers can finally experience the joy of sand and sea Down Under, thanks to a new raft of beaches launching special wheelchairs, mats, ramps and accessible changing rooms.

t the Basin on Rottnest Island, Dad and two kids snorkel around the natural pool. The difference this time is that Mum is on the sand, rather than semi-abandoned on the clifftop, parked wherever’s suitable for the wheelchair.

On the surface of it, this island off the coast of Perth in Western Australia is not ideally suited to visitors with disabilities. It is car-free, and even hiring a golf buggy requires a driving permit, obtained weeks in advance.

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