Disabled Facilities Cornwall – for Wheelchair users and others.
Disabled facilities Cornwall: Many of Cornwall’s accommodation providers have a National Accessible Scheme (NAS) grading and the selection of disabled accessible establishments across the region has grown significantly.
Many establishments have invested considerable sums in meeting their obligations under the DDA. Of course new and purpose built holiday accommodation these services are an obligation. For older buildings it can be often very difficult to convert and adapt. It is wise to check with the accommodation provider to establish exactly what facilities they are able to provide in relation to any particular disability.
Disabled Facilities Cornwall – Wheelchair Hire in Cornwall
Wheelchair hire in is available. It is sensible to enquire and that book these in advance. Several third party firms offer both the wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
Attractions with Disabled Access
Many of the attractions have excellent access and facilities for the disabled visitor. The Eden Project, Tate Gallery, Newquay Zoo, the National Maritime Museum. Check with the accessible south west site listed below for an up to date list.
Disabled Facilities Cornwall – Beaches with Disabled Access
All Terrain Sand Chairs on Cornwall’s beaches.
All terrain Sand Chairs are available for hire on some of the most popular and famous beaches. Porthminster beach in St Ives, Gyllyngvase in Falmouth, Summerleaze in Bude, at St Michael’s Mount in Marazion and in Newquay on Fistral Beach and Towan Beach.
We have Cornwall Beach Guide with all of Cornwall’s beaches.
Disabled Facilities Cornwall – Shopmobility Schemes
These schemes help visitors get around local shops and services. The Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available for hire in local town centres. It is always best to book in advance and in some locations it is essential, Newquay, Truro and St Austell and Penzance all gave Shopmobility schemes.
Disabled Facilities Cornwall – Public Transport
If you require public transport to get to your accommodation or to get around Cornwall during your holiday ask your accommodation provider what services are available.
You will usually find that the local bus service that services the area in Cornwall where your accommodation is located will have a web site and timetable and information on their services.
Local taxi firms around Cornwall have vehicles that are Wheelchair friendly but again it is best to check the local firm to see what vehicles they have. Make a note of a couple of these that can provide the service you need.
Up to date Disabled Access Information for visitors.
For detailed advice and guidance on disabled access, services and facilities for the disabled on holiday in Cornwall the Accessible Countryside web site is one to visit.
The site is well organised and details accessible and wheelchair friendly beaches, attractions, location of public toilets, and offers a general disabled travel guide for Cornwall.
This page Disabled Facilities Cornwall is updated as new information is provided but we do always recommend that you contact the relevant establishment, accommodation provider or venue prior to travelling to check