Handiplage, accessible beaches in France

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Handiplage, accessible beaches in France

Approved by the Tourisme & Handicap association, the Handiplage association contributes to the development of the accessibility of French beaches and outdoor recreations centres.

More than one hundred coastal cities in 43 French départements provide special equipment. Adapted services are proposed on the beaches such as the tiralo (amphibious wheelchair) or the hippocampe (aquatic whellchair). Trained staff share their expertise of managing disabled people, helping them take the plunge.

There are 103 labelled beaches throughout France from the Breton coast to the Mediterranean coast via Corsica, 2 in overseas France (Martinique and Reunion Island), and 1 in Monaco.

Examples of Handiplage beaches