Handicap Accessible Beaches in Miami
There are two handicap accessible beaches in Miami that are within 15 minutes of Miami Beach lodging. Both beaches offer handicap beach chairs that are specially designed to maneuver easily and provide access to the sandy beach areas for people who are disabled.
Crandon Park Beach in Key Biscayne and Haulover Beach in Bal Harbor both offer Beach Wheelchairs. It is recommended that you call ahead so that a staff member can have the chair ready and available for your arrival.
Crandon Park Beach
4000 Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Beach chairs available: November to-March from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
10800 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33154
Beach chairs available: April to October from 9 a.m. -6 p.m.
In an effort to welcome people with disabilities and to assist those who are mobility impaired, Miami-Dade County Parks now offers two handicap accessible beaches in Miami. Both beaches are within ten miles of Miami Beach lodging and easy to get to. Below are some suggestions for getting the most out these beach chairs:
- Call ahead. In order to decrease the waiting time we suggest that you call ahead and let them know you are coming. The chairs offered at handicap accessible beaches in Miami are available on a first come, first serve basis.
- Bring someone to help. The beach chairs are not self-propelled and staff will not be able to assist. Please bring a friend that’s capable of moving you to and from chair and pushing you through the sand.
- Keep track of time. Check with beach staff when the chair needs to be returned. They are responsible for placing the chairs in storage which will add additional time to the end of their day.
- Security deposit. While there is no charge to use a beach chair, there is a deposit that is required. You may be asked to leave a driver's license or photo I.D.
- Stay near the shoreline. Beach chairs may be taken in the water but no further than 6"" deep. The wheels are buoyant and if submerged any deeper that 6” the chair may become unstable.