BEACH ACCESS MATS
The Department of Beaches and Harbors offers access mats at seven beaches. These mats are made of a synthetic mesh that provides a firmer surface for those who need it to cross the sand, such as people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids. No special equipment is required. The mats are located at the following beaches:
- Dockweiler State Beach
- Manhattan Beach
- Marina “Mother’s” Beach
- Topanga Beach
- Torrance Beach
- Venice Beach (available April through October)
- Will Rogers State Beach
- Zuma Beach (available April through October)
Beach wheelchairs are available for use by the public free of charge at select beaches during daylight hours.
Beach wheelchairs may only be reserved in advance at the Dockweiler Youth Center (more information below). Beach wheelchairs at all other locations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability varies by location.
Please be prepared to fill out a Beach Wheelchair Liability Release Form and leave a valid driver license or ID to hold as collateral until the chair is returned. You may leave your personal wheelchair in the storage locker or facility while using a beach wheelchair.
If you have any questions or need more information, please call (424) 526-7842.
Beach Wheelchair Service
Our department offers a Beach Wheelchair Service at the Dockweiler Youth Center. The service guidelines are as follows:
- Wheelchairs Available: 6
- Hours: 9 am – 5 pm, daily
- RSVP: At least 24-hr. advance reservation required*, by calling (310) 726-4128.
- Time Limit: Maximum reservation is for 2-hours use.
- Wheelchair Use Cost: FREE
- Parking: Metered Spaces: $0.25 per 10 minutes (90 minute maximum) // All Day Rates: Mon-Fri $8, Sat-Sun $13 (summer); Mon-Fri $6, Sat-Sun $8 (winter)
- Requirements: Must have ID & sign liability waiver
- Wheelchair ramp over sand is available.
- Upon arrival, please call (310) 726-4128 and assistance will be provided.
* RSVPs taken no earlier than 1 week in advance and no later than 24 hours before reservation date.