Our Free beach wheelchair service will continue again this summer at our Blue Flag Beaches: – Ballinskelligs, Ballybunion, Banna, Inch, Rossbeigh, Fenit, Ballyheigue, Ventry and Maherees/Castlegregory from Mid-June to Mid-September 2023. We are in a position to provide this service thanks to funding received from the Department of Children & Youth Affairs and 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. (Depending on demand).
Beach Wheelchair Locations/Availability
To book phone
Times Weekdays (up to 3 hrs)
Time Weekends (up to 3 hrs)
|Ballinskelligs||Café Cois Trá||087 2965874||12 noon – 7pm||11 am – 7 pm|
|Inch||Lifeguard Hut||086 2663186||12 noon – 7pm||11 am – 7 pm|
|Ballybunion||Lifeguard Hut||087 3748030||12 noon – 7pm||11 am – 7 pm|
|Banna||Lifeguard Hut||087 9567578||12 noon – 7pm||11am – 7pm|
|Maharees/Castlegregory||Splash Sports centre||087 2778236||11 am – 6pm||11am – 6pm|
|Rossbeigh||Ocean Delights||087 6735943||11am – 5pm||11am – 5pm|
|Fenit||Wild Water Adventures||086 1951030||11 am – 5pm||11am – 5pm|
|Ballyheigue||Ballyheigue Community Centre||066 7133837||10am – 4pm||Not available at weekends|
|Ventry||Ventry Post Office||087 6290107||10am – 5pm||11am – 5pm|
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 managing 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.
For further information please contact the Environment Department of Kerry County Council on 066 716 2000 (Office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or email [email protected]
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 [email protected] or phone 066 7162000 for assistance. (Office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Fax: (066) 7120663
E: [email protected]