Accessible Beaches/Beach Wheelchairs in Massachusetts. The DCR Universal Access Program for Massachusetts state parks are made accessible with boardwalks, beach mat, and ramps. Many beaches also offer beach wheelchairs for use on the sand or in the water – contact each to make a reservation before your visit.
* The following beaches have boardwalks, ramps, and beach mat to get on to the beach. Beach mat is usually placed seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Please contact the beach if you have questions about beach mat availability.
Carson Beach, South Boston: This 3 mile urban shoreline has a paved pedestrian walkway that runs from Castle Island to the Kennedy Library. The beach offers a bath house, an accessible fishing pier, beach mat, and beach wheelchairs.
Ashland State Park, Ashland: A concrete platform provides seating at the edge of the Ashland Reservoir. Steps and a ramp, both with handrails, lead into the water.
Nahant Beach Reservation, Nahant: Long Beach offers a boardwalk running parallel to the beach, along with beach mat at one access point. Beach wheelchairs and two accessible bath houses are also provided.Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury: This popular 3.8 mile ocean beach has boardwalks over the dunes and beach mat at several access points. All three bath houses are accessible. There are many beach wheelchairs available to use on the sand or in the water.
Revere Beach State Reservation, Revere: 2.5 miles of urban shoreline feature a promenade, bandstand, bath house, shade shelters, beach mat, and beach wheelchairs. This beach is easily accessible by public transportation.
Houghton’s Pond, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton: An interpretive boardwalk provides an accessible route down to the beach and bath house. Beach mat and beach wheelchairs provide access to the pond.
Demarest Lloyd State Park, Dartmouth: Access to this rocky beach is provided with beach mat and beach wheelchairs.Fort Phoenix State Reservation, Fairhaven: A boardwalk transitions to beach mat for access to the beach. An accessible bath house and beach wheelchairs are also available.Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Westport: 2 miles of shoreline are accessible via a paved route between the dunes and beach mat. You can also use beach wheelchairs. The surf conditions at Horseneck Beach usually prevent you from using floating beach chairs in the water. Please check with the lifeguards on duty at the beach about using chairs in the water.Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sandwich: This beach has beach mat, beach wheelchairs, and an accessible bath house on the Cape Cod Bay.
Erving State Forest, Erving: A ramp with handrails and beach mat let you cross the beach and enter the lake.
Lake Wyola State Park, Shutesbury: A boardwalk runs to a bench at the water’s edge. Beach mat leads into the water, and a beach wheelchair is also provided.
For further information contact the DCR Massparks Accessible Beach Page or the Universal Access Program office 413-545-5353 voice; 413-577-2200 TTY