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Beach Wheelchairs 

All-terrain beach wheelchairs are available at Barry Island, giving more visitors the chance to get on to the sand at Whitmore Bay.


Wheelchair access on beach

The beach wheelchairs were provided by the Vale-based Intersensory Club and can be pushed across sand without sinking, thanks to their wide wheels and unique design.


There are three chairs which are available for loan and are free to use. 


Users just need to show one form of photo ID such as a passport or driving licence, or two proofs of name and address such as a utility bill and a bank statement.


The beach wheelchairs can be collected from the new ‘Changing Places’ facility situated behind Marco’s on the Western promenade


Vital funding for the chairs came from the Big Lottery Fund (Awards for All-Wales), the Environment Agency (Splash Fund), The Hedley Foundation and Dow Corning. The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s leisure and tourism department has worked closely with the Intersensory Club on the project.