Navarre Beach gets wheelchair friendly

Everyone deserve a chance to take in the wonders of nature.

The beauty and fun of Navarre Beach is for all, and thanks to the new Mobi-mat to be installed on our beach this spring, it will be accessible to all.

We are getting wheelchair accessible beach access!

The Mobi-mat is a permanent fix­ture that rests on top of the sand, allowing wheelchairs, motorized scooters and oth­er mobility devices to access the water.

The blue mat will start at the kayak dune walkover in the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary and run down to the Gulf for 100 feet. The kayak dune walkover is a wide, railless ramp that allows beach patrons to access the sand without being impeded by rails or stairs.

The mat will also have two arms that spread out 16.5 feet each to the east and west to allow multiple families to use the setup at one time. All of the paths will be 5 feet wide and anchored into the sand.

The material is made of recycled plastics, is heavy­weight and remains cool un­der the sun.

Plus it comes is a nautical shade of blue! This mat will allow our visitors to experience the beach up close for the first time, and we are very excited.

In addition to the Mobi-mat, Navarre Beach will be adding two beach wheel­chairs for rolling down to the waves.

These chairs have en­larged, balloon-like wheels that can roll over sand. The chair is construct­ed from PVC pipe and mesh to keep it lightweight. Navarre Beach Fishing Pier management company Growing Santa Rosa Enter­prises has agreed to manage free check-outs of the chairs.

The pier is also wheelchair accessible for those that would like to go out on the Gulf of Mexico’s largest fishing pier. Be mindful that the ramp is steep in places, but the view is spectacular.

We here at Navarre Beach would like to welcome everyone to enjoy our shores. Call us at 866-936-1312 to book your ADA friendly accommodations today.

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