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Accessible beaches

We are renowned for our wonderful coastline, which is a major attraction for residents and visitors alike. However, gaining access to the beach and water is a major issue for many community members, in particular people with disability.

Beach access matting

Beach access matting provides assistance for many people, including people with disability, seniors, and parents with prams, making it easier to get from the main footpath onto the sand.
 
The matting is available from October through to April each year depending on weather conditions. To confirm that the matting is in place before heading to the beach, call the City on 9528 0333An empty wheelchair sits at the end of a stretch of blue beach access matting

Beach access matting is available on a seasonal basis at the following locations:

  • Rockingham Foreshore - in front of the Beach Bowl, accessed by using the ramp
  • Palm Beach, Rockingham - just to the west of the jetty, accessed by using the ramp
  • Governor Road Reserve, East Rockingham - use the sealed pathway adjacent to the toilet block
  • Bell Park, Rockingham - adjacent to the toilets near the Wanliss Street car park, accessed by using the short ramp
  • Phoebe Hymus Park, Rockingham - use the sealed pathway from Alexandra Street car park. Please note the ramp is steep in this location.

Matting is also available on a permanent basis at Singleton foreshore. At this location, a concrete pathway (with hand rail) and 20 metres of matting improves access from the car park to the end of the sand dunes.

Beach wheelchairs

In accordance with the latest restrictions from the Australian Government and State Government, this service is unavailable.

Beach wheelchairs are designed for use in outdoor environments and specifically for use on sand and in or near salt water.

There are three types of beach wheelchair available for loan from the City free of charge. These are hosted by community organisations and you can contact them directly to book and arrange collection.

Contact for bookingsPick up addressContact numberWheelchairs availableAvailability
Rockingham Visitor Centre19, Kent Street, Rockingham9592 3464Hippocampe All-Terrain Wheelchair9am-4pm, seven days a week
The Cruising Yacht ClubVal Street, Rockingham9527 5468Beach Trekker, Mobi Chair9am-4pm, Monday to Friday
Seaside Camp for Children Inc.Hymus Street, Peron9527 1127Beach Trekker9am-4pm, seven days a week

We want your feedback

If you have used one of the City’s beach wheelchairs, we would love to hear some feedback about your experience. Please follow the link below to complete a short survey. This should only take about five minutes to complete. We will use your feedback to improve this service in the future.

 

Complete the beach wheelchair survey

Types of beach wheelchairs

Beach walkers Using beach walker

In accordance with the latest restrictions from the Australian Government and State Government, this service is unavailable.

A walk on the beach can be difficult for many. Beach walkers make it easier for people to access and enjoy the sand.

Two beach walkers are available for community members to loan free of charge. Bookings are essential. Refer to the Information Sheet below for more details about booking and using a beach walker.

We want your feedback

If you have used one of the City’s beach walkers, we would love to hear some feedback about your experience. Please click the link below to complete a short survey. This should only take about 5 minutes to complete. We will use your feedback to improve this service in the future.

 

Complete the beach walker survey

 

Bookings: Using beach walker

Locations for collection and return of the walkers:

Mike Barnett Sports Complex

  • Corner Dixon Road and Goddard Street, Rockingham
  • Phone: 9591 0850

Aqua Jetty

  • 87 Warnbro Sound Avenue, Warnbro
  • Phone: 9591 0888
Val St Jetty Val St Jetty

Accessible jetties

Rockingham offers great facilities for fishing enthusiasts, and both the Val Street and Palm Beach jetties have been designed to allow easy access for people in wheelchairs or with other mobility restrictions.

Accessible toilet facilities are also available nearby to both jetties.

More information about accessible fishing locations is available on the Fishability website, including a map of fishing locations across Western Australia which are categorised according to their level of accessibility for people with disability.

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