Beach wheelchairs

Find beach wheelchairs in Massachusetts state parks. Depending on the location, you can use these chairs on beaches, in pools, or on trails.

Below, you'll find a list of the many DCR coastal and inland beaches that offer beach wheelchairs for use. You will also see a few parks that have the chairs for use on trails, and pools or spray decks that have chairs for use in the water. There is no cost to use a beach wheelchair, but please be sure to bring your own transfer help. Because these chairs have large balloon tires, you will also need to bring someone to push you. You might need to make a reservation to use a chair, especially at coastal beaches. Please contact the beach or the park before your visit to ask about a reservation.

There are two types of beach wheelchairs at DCR beaches. Sand and sunbathing beach wheelchairs are made of PVC pipe. These chairs offer a seat belt, a footrest, a beach umbrella holder, and a movable arm for transfer. This style of chair can’t enter the water.

A woman is sitting in a beach wheelchair made of PVC tubing, in front of the ocean. The chair has large yellow balloon tires. The woman is smiling at the camera.
Sunbathing beach wheelchairs can get you out on the sand to enjoy the beach.

Floating beach wheelchairs let you move across the beach and into the water. They feature a reclined position, a harness for travel across the beach, and floating armrests.

A woman is sitting in a beach wheelchair with a metal frame, fabric seat, and three balloon tires. The chair has large orange floats under the armrests. The woman's legs are extended out in front of her and resting o n the chair. She is wearing a life vest. Another woman is standing behind her and holding onto the back of the chair.
Floating beach wheelchairs have three wheels, support for your legs to be extended, and floats under the arm rests.

Floating chairs are subject to weather and water conditions for use in the water. You will need to wear a Coast Guard-certified personal flotation device (PFD) while you are floating. A life jacket is a type of personal flotation device. You will need to bring your own life jacket or PFD with you. You will also need close assistance and supervision from an able bodied user while you are in the water.

A man is floating in the water in a floating beach wheelchair. He is wearing a life jacket and resting against the fabric backrest of the chair. A woman is standing beside him, with her hands on the frame of the chair.
Float into the water in a floating beach wheelchair, with your own life jacket and supervision.

 

Beach wheelchair locations

Boston area

Park

Town

Sunbathing Chairs

Floating Chairs

Use

Phone

Beaver Brook Spray Deck

Belmont

1

0

Spray Pool

(617) 727-1058

Houghton's Pond

Milton

1

1

Beach

(617) 698-1802

Carson Beach

South Boston

3

2

Beach

(617) 727-5290

Connell Memorial Swimming Pool

Weymouth

1

0

Indoor Pool

(781) 335-2090

Connors Memorial Swimming Pool

Waltham

0

1

Pool

(781) 642-8594

Constitution Beach

E. Boston

1

1

Beach

(781) 485-2803

Malibu Beach

Dorchester

1

0

Beach

(617) 727-5290

Nahant Beach Reservation

Lynn

1

1

Beach

(781) 485-2803

Nantasket Beach Reservation

Hull

4

4

Beach

(617) 727-5290

Pleasure Bay

South Boston

2

0

Beach

(617) 727-5290

Revere Beach Reservation

Revere

2

1

Beach

(781) 485-2803

Shannon Beach

Medford

1

0

Beach

(617) 727-5380

Spectacle Island

Boston Harbor

1

1

Beach

(617) 223-8666

Olsen Spray Deck

Hyde Park

1

0

Spray Pool

(617) 333-7404

Winthrop Shore Reservation

Winthrop

1

0

Beach

(781) 485-2803

Wollaston Beach

Quincy

1

1

Beach

(617) 727-5290

North region

Park

Town

Sunbathing Chairs

Floating Chairs

Use

Phone

Ashland State Park

Ashland

1

0

Beach

(508) 435-4303

Bradley Palmer State Park

Topsfield

1

0

Wading Pool

(978) 887-5931

Breakheart Reservation

Saugus

1

0

Beach

(781) 233-0834

Cochituate State Park

Wayland

1

1

Beach

(508) 653-9641

Halibut Point State Park

Rockport

1

0

Trails

(978) 546-2997

Harold Parker State Forest

North Andover

2

0

Beach

(978) 686-3391

Hopkinton State Park

Hopkinton

2

1

Beach

(508) 435-4303

Maudslay State Park

Newburyport

2

0

Trails

(978) 465-7223

Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Salisbury

20

3

Beach

(978) 462-4481

Sandy Point State Reservation

Ipswich

1

0

Beach

(978) 462-4481

Walden Pond State Reservation

Concord

2

1

Beach

(978) 369-3254

Willard Brook State Park and Pearl Hill State Park

Ashby-Townsend

1

0

Trails

978-597-8802

South region

Park

Town

Sunbathing Chairs

Floating Chairs

Use

Phone

Demarest Lloyd State Park

S. Dartmouth

1

1

Beach

(508) 636-8816

Fort Phoenix State Reservation

Fairhaven

1

1

Beach

(508) 992-4524

Horseneck Beach State Reservation

Westport Point

7

5

Beach

(508) 636-8816

Massasoit State Park

E. Taunton

1

0

Beach

(508) 828-4231

Myles Standish State Forest

Carver

2

0

Beach

(508) 866-2526

Nickerson State Park

Brewster

1

0

Beach

(508) 896-3491

Scusset Beach State Reservation

Sandwich

4

2

Beach

(508) 888-0859

South Cape Beach State Park

Mashpee

2

0

Beach

(508) 457-0495

Watson Pond State Park

Taunton

1

0

Beach

(508) 822-7405

 Central region

Park

Town

Sunbathing Chairs

Floating Chairs

Use

Phone

Douglas State Forest

Douglas

1

0

Beach

(508) 476-7872

Dunn State Park

Gardner

1

1

Beach

(978) 632-7897

Erving State Forest

Erving

1

0

Beach

(978) 544-3939

Lake Dennison Recreation Area

Winchendon

1

0

Beach

(978) 939-8962

Lake Wyola State Park

Shutesbury

1

0

Beach

(413) 367-0317

Quinsigamond State Park

Worcester

1

1

Beach

(508) 755-6880

 West region

Park

Town

Beach-only Chairs

Floating Chairs

Use

Phone

Beartown State Forest

Monterey

1

0

Beach

(413) 528-0904

Chicopee Memorial State Park

Chicopee

1

0

Beach

(413) 594-9416

DAR State Forest

Goshen

1

1

Beach

(413) 268-7098

Hampton Ponds State Park

Westfield

1

1

Beach

(413) 532-3985

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