North Berwick

Beach hut  

Beach Wheelchairs North Berwick hire beach wheelchairs from our Beach Hut within North Berwick Harbour. We also have a fixed outdoor hoist at this location but you must provide your own sling with loops.

To help you meet your needs, we have five different beach wheelchairs available and a beach walker. When you call to book with us, we will talk you through the options available to ensure that where possible the wheelchair that you choose meets your needs. The available wheelchairs are:

x8 Powered wheelchair on the East Beach

The x8 being operated by a carer using attendant controls

x8 Powered wheelchair on the West Beach

The x8 being operated by a wheelchair user

 

The x8 Power All Terrain Wheelchair. This is a fantastic wheelchair that gives the user a huge amount of independence and freedom. It also can be used by a carer through the attendant controls. This will allow more people to get back on the beach; those who might not have previously been able to do this as they haven’t a carer able to push them. It also is suitable for users up to 182kg (about 28 stone).

It’s an amazing wheelchair with safety features, great manoeuvrability and comfort – it just can’t go in the water!

To hire the x8 please call us as normal. We will ask you a few additional questions about previous power wheelchair use, eyesight and spatial awareness. Prior to your first hire you will be taken through the controls of the wheelchair by our volunteers and will undergo a quick driving test prior to first use. This is to ensure your and other beach users safety. As with all our wheelchairs you must follow all instruction given by our volunteers and this includes guidance with regards to the charge.

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  We have two Hippocampe wheelchairs, a medium sized wheelchair suitable for children and small adults and an XL sized wheelchair for adults. The Hippocampe is low to the ground, so perfect for getting close to the sand and sea. However, the fixed front wheel may make it more difficult for some people. Our chair has an arm rest, leg rest, lap strap, chest harness and head rest. We also have a vacuum seating system to provide a high level of stability and comfort. 
d150213 031 lowres   A Nomad beach wheelchair. This is a light weight adult beach wheelchair which has seating similar to a standard wheelchair and suitable for those with good balance when seated. The footplates can be flipped to the side to aid a standing transfer

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  An adult's deBug. This chair is tilt in space. It has lateral supports, head rest, leg and foot rests and an arm rest which can move to the side to assist transfers.The footplate is fixed which can make transfer more difficult for some people

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   A Joy on the Beach walker with a flip down seat.

Hoist

Hoist

Hoist

 

Beach Wheelchairs North Berwick has an all weather marine grade steel hoist bolted in place at the Beach Hut to assist with transfers where this is needed. Our volunteers are trained in using the hoist. It remains the customers responsibility to provide the sling and ensure that it is correctly attached to the spreader bar and is appropriate for the person being transferred.

How to Book

Call our volunteers in advance on 0300 111 2112 to discuss available equipment and book a session which suits you.

Sessions can be booked for morning, afternoon or evening 7 days a week.

On the day of your booking, we will meet you at our Beach Hut in North Berwick Harbour. You will be shown how to use the wheelchair, we'll ask you to sign some paperwork and then off you go!

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