Accessible Beaches/Beach Wheelchairs in Massachusetts. Find beach mats to the water, sand beach wheelchairs and floating beach wheelchairs in Massachusetts state parks with the DCR Universal Access Program. Contact the beach or park in advance to reserve a beach wheelchair.
* You must bring your own Coast Guard certified personal flotation device (PFD) to use a floating beach wheelchair.
* You will also see a few parks that have the chairs for use on trails, and pools or spray decks that have chairs for use in the water.
* Free – BUT bring your own transfer help. The chairs have large balloon tires, you will need to bring someone to push you.
* There are two types of beach wheelchairs at DCR beaches. Floating Chairs, and Sand and sunbathing beach wheelchairs that are made of PVC pipe. These chairs offer a seat belt, a footrest, a beach umbrella holder, and a movable arm for transfer. This style of chair do not float and can’t enter the water.
See the list below for the accessiblity of each location, or contact the DCR Massparks Accessible Beach Page or 413-545-5353 voice; 413-577-2200 TTY

Boston region 
Beaver Brook Spray Deck, Belmont: Sand Chair only.
Carson Beach, South Boston: 3 Sand Chairs. Paved pedestrian walkway from Castle Island to the Kennedy Library. Bath house, an accessible fishing pier, beach mat.
Constitution Beach, East Boston: Accessible bath house, beach mat, and beach wheelchairs. Views of Boston Harbor and Logan Airport. Accessible by public transportation.
Connors Memorial Swimming Pool, Waltham: 1 Floating Chair.
Malibu Beach, Dorchester: 1 Sand Chair.
Nantasket Beach Reservation, Hull: 3 Sand Chairs, 2 Floating Chairs.
Olsen Spray Deck, Hyde Park: 1 Sand Chair.
Pleasure Bay, South Boston: 1 Sand Chair, 1 Floating Chair.
Revere Beach, Revere, 1 Sand Chair.
Shannon Beach, Medford: 1 Sand Chair.
Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor: 1 Sand Chair, 1 Floating Chair.
Houghton’s Pond, Milton: 1 Sand Chair, 1 Floating Wheelchair. Interpretive boardwalk provides an accessible route down to the beach and bath house. Beach mat and beach wheelchairs provide access to the pond.
Weymouth, Connell Memorial Swimming Pool, 1 Sand Chair.
Winthrop Shore Reservation, Winthrop. 1 Sand Chair.
Wollaston Beach, Quincy: 2 Sand Chairs, 1 Floating Wheelchair.
North region 
Bradley Palmer State Park, Topsfield: 1 Sand  Chair.
Breakheart Reservation, Saugus: 1 Sand Chair.
Cochituate State Park, Wayland: 1 Sand Chair, 1 Floating Wheelchair.
Halibut Point State Park, Rockport: 1 Sand Chair.
Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton: 2 Sand Chairs, 1 Floating Wheelchair.
Harold Parker State Forest, North Andover: 2 Sand Chairs.
Maudslay State Park, Newburyport: 2 Sand Chairs
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 provided.
Revere Beach State Reservation, Revere: 2.5 miles of urban shoreline feature a promenade, bandstand, bath house, shade shelters, beach mat, and beach wheelchairs. Accessible by public transportation. 
Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury: 9 Sand Chairs, 2 Floating Wheelchairs. Boardwalks over the dunes and beach mat at several access points. Three accessible bath houses.
Sandy Point State Reservation, Ipswich: 1 Sand Chair.
Walden Pond State Reservation, Concord: 2 Sand Chairs, 2 Floating Wheelchairs.
Willard Brook State Park / Pearl Hill State Park, Ashby-Townsend: 1 Sand Chair.
South region 
Borderland State Park, Sharon: 2 Sand Chairs.
Demarest Lloyd State Park, Dartmouth: 2 Floating Wheelchair. Access to this rocky beach is provided with beach mat and beach wheelchairs.
Fort Phoenix State Reservation, Fairhaven: 3 Floating Wheelchairs.  A boardwalk transitions to beach mat for access to the beach. Accessible bath house and beach wheelchairs also available.
Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Westport: 5 Sand Chairs, 3 Floating Wheelchairs. Two 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.
Massasoit State Park, E. Taunton: 1 Sand Chair.
Myles Standish State Forest, Carver: 2 Sand Chairs.
Nickerson State Park, Brewster: 1 Sand Chair.
South Cape Beach State Park, Mashpee: 2 Sand Chairs.
Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sandwich: 3 Sand Chairs, 2 Floating Wheelchairs. Beach mat, beach wheelchairs, and an accessible bath house.
Watson Pond State Park, Taunton: 1 Sand Chair.
Central region  
Ashland State Park, Ashland: 1 Sand Chair. A concrete platform provides seating at the edge of the Ashland Reservoir. Steps and a ramp, both with handrails, lead into the water.
Douglas State Forest, Douglas: 1 Sand Chair.
Dunn State Park, Gardner: 1 Sand Chair, 1 Floating Wheelchair.
Erving State Forest, Erving: 1 Sand Chair, 1 Floating Wheelchair. A ramp with handrails and beach mat let you cross the beach and enter the lake.
Lake Dennison, Winchendon: 1 Sand Chair.
Lake Wyola State Park, Shutesbury: A boardwalk runs to a bench at the water’s edge. Beach mat leads into the water. Please inquire about beach wheelchair (if any) availability.
Quinsigamond State Park, Worcester: 1 Sand Chair, 1 Floating Wheelchair.
West region
Beartown State Forest, Monterey: 1 Sand Chair.
DAR State Forest, Goshen: 1 Sand Chair, 1 Floating Wheelchair.
Chicopee Memorial State Park, Chicopee: 1 Sand Chair, 1 Floating Wheelchair.
Hampton Ponds State Park, Westfield: 2 Sand Chairs, 1 Floating Wheelchair.

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