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Accessible beach day a first for Glenelg

Thursday 13 January 2022

For the first time Glenelg Beach will host an Accessible Beach Day on Friday 21 January, that will enable people living with a disability to access the sand and water.

As many as 200 people are expected to attend the event, which is sponsored by the City of Holdfast Bay, with equipment provided and operated by Push Mobility.

The event is also being supported by Accessible Beaches and the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club and runs from 9.30am - 12.30pm.

As part of the event, 50 metres of beach matting will be laid out on the sand, providing access across to the water.

There will also be beach wheelchairs, beach walkers and the Mobi-Chair floating wheelchair available to try.

Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson is thrilled this event is being hosted at Glenelg Beach.

"For many people this will be a rare opportunity to enjoy our beautiful beaches, and we hope this will demonstrate ways in which beaches can be made more accessible for our community,” she said.

The beach-mat is accessible to everyone attending the event, but bookings are required to try out the equipment.

And volunteers are still needed to help make the Glenelg Accessible Beaches Day a success. Apply via the link below.

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