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New beach wheelchair for Freshwater East in time for Disabled Access Day

Freshwater East has joined the growing list of beaches in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park that have a beach wheelchair available for hire.

The wheelchair, which is specially designed for use on sandy beaches, is now available at Freshwater East thanks to a partnership between the National Park Authority and Pete and Tracy Tunstall of Time Flies at the Longhouse.


National Park Chairman Cllr Mike James is pictured with the new beach wheelchair at Freshwater East along with Pete and Tracy Tunstall.
National Park Authority Chairman Cllr Mike James is pictured with the new beach wheelchair at Freshwater East along with Pete and Tracy Tunstall.

The news comes just in time for Disabled Access Day, which is being marked across the country on 10-12 March.

National Park Authority Access and Rights of Way Manager, Anthony Richards said: "We are grateful to Pete and Tracy at the Longhouse for helping to make this beach wheelchair available in this popular location.

“Similar wheelchairs are already available to hire at six other locations around the Pembrokeshire Coast, giving people who are less able an opportunity to enjoy some of our finest beaches.

“As the hiring of beach wheelchairs is managed by local businesses, they are only available at certain times during the main summer season. Please check the National Park Authority website for the relevant contact details and call ahead to avoid disappointment.”

Beach wheelchairs are also available to hire at:

  • Saundersfoot
  • Broad Haven (not Broad Haven South)
  • Newport Sands
  • Poppit Sands
  • Whitesands
  • West Angle Bay.

For further information on beach wheelchairs and other easy access opportunities in the National Park visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/accessforall.

For more information about Disabled Access Day visit www.disabledaccessday.com.

Published 09 March 2017


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