Beach Wheelchairs

Our Free beach wheelchair service will continue again this summer at our Blue Flag Beaches:- Ballinskelligs, Inch and Ballybunion from 1st June to Mid-September.  We are in a position to provide this service thanks to funding received from the Department of Children & Youth Affairs.

We are delighted to announce that we now have a further 2 Beach Wheelchairs available at Banna & Castlegregory/Maharees for the remainder of the season, thanks to funding from the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 

The use of the wheelchairs is FREE but they must be booked in advance.  They are available at the following locations and can be booked in slots of up to 3 hours.

Beach Wheelchair Locations/Availability


Collection Point

To book phone

Times Weekdays

(up to 3 hrs)



(up to 3 hrs)


Café Cois Trá

087 296 5874

12 noon – 7pm

11 am – 7 pm


Lifeguard Hut

086 266 3186

12 noon – 7pm

11 am – 7 pm


Lifeguard Hut

087 3748030

12 noon – 7pm

11 am – 7 pm


Lifeguard Hut

087 9567578

12 noon – 7pm

11am – 7pm



Castlegregory Community Centre

066 7139422

9.30am – 4.30pm


086 8371113

Terms, Conditions and Guidelines for Use

All chair users must have a carer/assistant with them to aid them in transfer to the chair and to push the chair, as the wheelchairs are not self-propelling.  The people looking after the bookings will not be in a position to assist transfer to and from the chair or push users on to the beach.  Lifeguards will not be in a position to assist with wheelchair use.

All users must present a current photo ID when collecting the chair.

Please read our Terms & Conditions for the use of the Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair in order to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience.  All users will be required to sign a copy of this when collecting the wheelchair.

Further information contact 066 716 2000 or email


Beach Wheelchair Use On Request – Off Season

We often get requests for the use of our beach wheelchairs at different locations and at various times during the year, outside of our busy summer season.   We will do our best to accommodate requests of this nature, once the wheelchair is available and we have staff available to transport the wheelchair to the requested location. 

 If you wish to make a request to use our beach wheelchairs, off season, please contact us at or phone 066 716 2000 for assistance.

Contact Us

Environment Dept,
Maine Street,
Co. Kerry
Tel: 066/7162000
Litter 1800/326228
Fax: (066) 7120663

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